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About Technical Textiles Guidelines

General Guidelines for Enabling of Academic Institutes in Technical Textiles- For Private & Public Institutes

Objectives of the Guidelines

  • To enable ‘New Technical Textiles Degree Programme (UG & PG)’ and updating of existing degree programmes with new papers of Technical Textiles.
  • To develop an eco-system in technical textiles not only in textile field but other disciplines of Engineering like Civil, Mechanical, and Electronics etc.
  • To create a world-class knowledge ecosystem to make India a world leader in the field of technical textiles in the next decade.

General Guidelines for Grant for Internship Support in Technical Textiles (GIST)

Objectives of the Guidelines

  • Objective: To create quality and skilled manpower for technical textiles industry along with fostering Academia – Industry linkages in the field of Technical Textiles.
  • Under this, a grant of upto INR 20,000 per student per month shall be provided for a period of 2 months of internship period.


What are Technical Textiles?

  • Technical textiles are functional fabrics that have applications across various industries including automobiles, civil engineering and construction, agriculture, healthcare, industrial safety, personal protection etc.
  • Based on usage, there are 12 technical textile segments:
12 technical textile segments
12 technical textile segments

Conventional Textiles v/s Technical Textiles

Conventional Textiles Technical Textiles
  • Manufactured primarily for aesthetic or decorative purpose.
  • Fibre (natural or synthetic) is usually first spun into yarn and then yarn is woven/knit into fabric.
  • Manufactured primarily for performance or functions rather than aesthetics.
  • May be both woven and non-woven and is made out of primarily synthetic and some natural fibers.

About the National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM)

  • Launch: It was approved in 2020 by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) with the aim to position the country as a global leader in technical textiles and increase the use of technical textiles in the domestic market.
  • Implementation period: FY 2020-21 to 2023-24.
  • Outlay: Rs. 1480 crores.
  • Goal: To achieve a market size of $40 billion and export of $10 billion in the technical textiles segment by 2024-25.
  • The focus of the Mission is also for developing on usage of technical textiles in various flagship missions, programmes of the country including strategic sectors.
  • Components: The mission has four components:
    • First Component: It will focus on research, development and innovation with an outlay of Rs. 1,000 crores.
    • Second Component: It will be for the promotion and development of the market for technical textiles.
    • Third Component: It will focus on export promotion so that technical textile exports from the country reach from Rs 14,000 crores to Rs 20,000 crores by 2021-2022 and ensure 10% average growth every year till the Mission ends.
    • Fourth Component: It will focus on education, training and skill development.


Initiatives Related to Technical Textiles

  • Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Textiles Sector: It aims to promote the production of high-value Man-Made Fiber (MMF) fabrics, garments and technical textiles.
  • 100% FDI under Automatic Route: The Government of India allows 100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) under automatic route.
  • Harmonized System of Nomenclature (HSN) Codes for Technical Textile: In 2019, the Government of India dedicated 207 HSN codes to technical textiles to help in monitoring the data of import and export, in providing financial support and other incentives to manufacturers.
  • Technotex India: It is a flagship event organized by the Ministry of Textiles and comprises exhibitions, conferences and seminars with the participation of stakeholders from across the global technical textile value chain.


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