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Technical textiles opens avenues for women entrepreneurs
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As per Mr. T. Rajkumar, the Vice-Chairman of the Southern India Mills' Association, textile products used for special purpose i.e. technical textiles, offer colossal opportunities to women to acquire entrepreneurship in the sector. Many members of self-help groups are already engaged in manufacturing some of technical textile items, Mr. Rajkumar informed.

He was speaking during an inaugural ceremony of a symposium on 'Prospects for Technical Textile Sector in India' organized co-operatively by Avinashilingam University and Texas Tech University. The technical textile industry, which has 12 main categories is witnessing a 11 percent year-on-year increase and it is estimated to be worth Rs 700 billion by the year 2012-13.

Just 15 percent of Indian people use hygiene products such as diapers, wipes. These products will become reasonable in price only in case of increase in consumption, said Mr. Rajkumar, while talking about the potential in the industry. The defense sector uses technical textiles, including, coated fabric, resistant fabric, in several applications, as well as textiles to be used in defense equipments.

The country imports around Rs 50 billion worth of technical textiles per year and production in the country till now has been dominated by multinational companies. The Union Ministry of Textiles too has provided incentives for the sector.

The key objective of the symposium organized by Avinashilingam University and Texas Tech University was to promote setting up converting units by using technical textiles, by promoting cluster concept, informed Mr. Seshadri Ramkumar, Associate Professor, Texas Tech University, USA.

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