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ML Jhunjhunwala elected chairman of BTRA governing council
Sep '15
Murali L Jhunjhunwala, president of the Bhilwara based RSWM Limited, has been elected as chairman of the Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) Governing Council, at the sixty-first annual general meeting of BTRA held recently.
Narendra Dalmia, managing director, Strata India Limited, was elected as deputy chairman of the Governing Council.
CK Thackersey, executive director, Hindoostan Spinning & Weaving Mills, and Anil Gupta, managing director, Wellknown Polyester Limited, were elected as members of the Council.
Since it was established in April 1954, BTRA has grown leaps and bounds to meet the technological needs of the Indian textile industry as well as to achieve S&T objectives set at the national level. BTRA members include not only textile units (from mill sector as well as decentralised sector) but also manufacturers from man-made fibre, machinery, dyes and chemical auxiliaries industries.
R&D activities at BTRA cover applied and basic research, process and product development, new and frontier areas of technology, engineering and microprocessor-based instrumentation, operational studies to improve and standardise mill working, testing and consultancy services, maintenance audit, energy conservation and additional energy sources, communication and training, post graduate research and appropriate technology for the decentralised sector. 
Assistance to the government and public sector institutions on matters related to technological aspects of the industry is also an integral part of its activities. (RKS)

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