National Technical Textiles Mission

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  • February 27, 2020
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National Technical Textiles Mission

Part of: GS Prelims- Government Schemes and GS-II- Governance; GS-III-Economy

In news:

  • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved to set up a National Technical Textiles Mission with a total outlay of Rs 1480 Crore with a view to position the country as a global leader in technical textiles
  • Mission Directorate will be operational in the Ministry of Textiles.
  •  The Mission aims at increasing the size of the technical textiles in the domestic market to $40 billion which would require an average growth of at least 10 % per annum.
  • Technical textiles are textiles materials and products manufactured primarily for technical performance and functional properties rather than aesthetic characteristics.
  • Technical Textiles products are divided into 12 broad categories (Agrotech, Buildtech, Clothtech, Geotech, Hometech, Indutech, Mobiltech, Meditech, Protech, Sportstech, Oekotech, Packtech) depending upon their application areas.
  • It will be implemented for four years starting from 2020-2021 and will have four components namely
    1. Research, development and innovation with an outlay of ₹1,000 crores
    2. Promotion and development of the market for technical textiles.
    3. Export promotion
    4. Promoting technical education at higher engineering and technology levels related to technical textiles. 

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