National Technical Textiles Mission 2020 Explained

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved setting up of National Technical Textiles Mission for a period of 4 year. The mission aims at positioning India as a global leader in technical textiles.

India has nearly 6% share of $250 billion global technical textiles market. However, the annual average growth of the segment in India is 12% as compared with world average growth of 4%.

National Technical Textiles Mission

Financial Outlay

The total outlay of scheme is Rs 1480 Crore. The Mission would have a four year implementation period from FY 2020-21 to 2023-24.

Components of National Technical Textiles Mission

The National Technical Textiles Mission has four components:

  1. Research, Innovation and Development: It has an outlay of Rs. 1000 Crore. It will promote both
    1. Fundamental research at fibre level aiming at path breaking technological products in Carbon Fibre, Aramid Fibre, Nylon Fibre, and Composites
    2. Application based research in geo-textiles, agro-textiles, medical textiles, mobile textiles and sports textiles and development of bio­degradable technical textiles.
  2. Promotion and Market Development: The Mission will aim at average growth rate of 15-20% per annum taking the level of domestic market size to $40-50 billion by the year 2024
  3. Export Promotion:
    1. It envisages export promotion of technical textiles, enhancing it from the current annual value of approximately Rs 14,000 crore to Rs 20,000 crore by 2021-22, and ensuring 10% average growth in exports per year up to 2023-24
    2. An Export Promotion Council for Technical Textiles will be set up for effective coordination and promotion activities in the segment.
  4. Education, Training and Skill Development
    1. It will promote technical education at higher engineering and technology levels related to technical textiles and its application areas covering engineering, medical, agriculture, aquaculture and dairy segments.
    2. Skill development will be promoted and adequate pool of highly skilled manpower resources will be created for meeting the need of relatively sophisticated technical textiles manufacturing units.

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