(The Gist of PIB) National Technical Textiles Mission [FEBRUARY-2020]
(The Gist of PIB) National Technical
National Technical Textiles Mission
The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs has announced a
proposal to set up a National Technical Textiles Mission with a four-year
implementation period from 2020-21 to 2023-24 at an estimated outlay of Rs.
1480 crore to position India as a global leader in Technical Textiles.
Technical textiles are material and products manufactured primarily for
their technical properties and functional requirements rather than for
The scope of use of technical textiles encompasses a wide range of
applications such as agro-textiles, medical textiles, geo-textiles,
protection-textiles, industrial-textiles, sports-textiles and many other
Use of technical textiles have benefits of increased productivity in
agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture fields, better protection of
military, para-military, police and security forces, stronger and sturdier
transportation infrastructure for highways, railways, ports and airports and
in improving hygiene and healthcare of general public. In India, technical
textiles hold immense growth opportunities both for the industry as well as
across various applications.
In terms of the projections of the last baseline survey on technical
textiles submitted in 2015, the market size in India for the year 2017-18 is
projected as Rs 1,16,217 crore.
Although, there is no projection in the last baseline study with regard
to the projections for the 2020-21, taking into account the current trend of
growth and various initiatives of the Government, domestic market size of
the technical textiles is expected to cross Rs 2 lakh crores by the year