Govt Clears 20 Strategic Research Projects In Areas Of Specialty Fibers, Geotextiles Under National Technical Textiles MissionMega Textile Parks

The Union Ministry of Textiles on Monday (17 January) cleared 20 strategic research projects in the areas of specialty fibres and geotextiles.

These strategic research projects worth Rs 30 crore fall under the Government's flagship programme ‘National Technical Textiles Mission', the Ministry of Textiles said in a release on Monday.

Among the 20 research projects, 16 projects of specialty fibres were cleared including five projects in healthcare, four projects in industrial and protective, three projects in energy storage, three projects in textile waste recycling, and one agriculture and four projects in Geotextiles (Infrastructure) were cleared, the ministry said.

These projects were cleared in a session chaired by Union Minister of Textiles Piyush Goyal. Various leading Indian Institutes, Centres of Excellence and government organisations including IITs, DRDO And BTRA among participated in the session, according to the ministry.

While addressing the session, Goyal said, “Industry and Academia connect is essential for the growth of research and development in the application areas of Technical Textiles in India. Building convergence with Academicians, Scientists and Researchers is the need of the hour.”

Goyal also highlighted that the focus should be on the internationally high value added products and building a structure of brainstorming around problem statements. In addition, Inter-ministerial synergy is required for attracting mega research projects in the country, the ministry said.

Earlier, 11 research projects worth Rs 78.60 crore were cleared by the Ministry of Textiles on 26 March last year.

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