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MINISTRY OF TEXTILES CLEARED 20 STRATEGIC RESEARCH PROJECTS

MINISTRY OF TEXTILES CLEARED 20 STRATEGIC RESEARCH PROJECTS

Context:

On January 17, 2022, the Ministry of textiles cleared 20 strategic research projects, costing Rs 30 crores, in specialty fibres and geotextiles.

Key Highlights:

  • The Rs 30 crore strategic research projects fall under the government's 'National Technical Textiles Mission' program.
  • Among the 20 research projects, 16 projects of specialty fibres were cleared, including:
  • five health care projects,
  • four industrial and defence projects,
  • three power storage projects,
  • three textile recycling projects,
  • one agricultural and four Geotextiles (Infrastructure) projects
  • The projects were cleared at a meeting chaired by Union Textile Minister Piyush Goyal.
  • Various leading Indian institutions, Centres of Excellence, and government organisations including IITs, DRDO, and BTRA, participated.

National Technical Textiles Mission:

  • The National Technical Textiles Mission was launched to establish India as a global leader in textile technology and increase the use of technical textiles in the domestic market.
  • It aims to take home market capitalization to $ 50 billion by 2024.
  • This policy will be implemented for four years, from 2020-2021.
  • The Ministry of Textiles has established a Mission Directorate.

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