Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Development council for technical textiles mooted

Development council for technical textiles mooted

22
Apr '08
The government is evolving a consensus for mandatory use of specific technical textile products and is setting up an Inter-Ministerial Committee for examining the feasibility of a regulatory framework in this regard to ensure the safety and well-being of human life.

It is also facilitating the formation of Development Council for Technical Textiles comprising representatives of manufacturers, raw material suppliers, academic institutes and research associations to identify the problems plaguing the industry and suggest remedial measures.

These decisions were announced today by the Mr. Shankersinh Vaghela, Union Minister of Textiles and Mr. A K Singh, Secretary Ministry of Textiles, at the FICCI Conference of 'India Technical Textiles Industry' – Stimulating Demand and Promoting Development.

Inaugurating the day-long conference, Mr. Vaghela said: “In order to provide infrastructure support at one place for thrust areas of technical textiles, the government is proposing to set up four Centres of Excellence.

These centers would be equipped with internationally accredited testing labs, training facilities for trainers and technicians from the industry, IT-enabled information centre and other requisite support to the technical textile entrepreneurs.”

The four Centres of Excellence would be ready within six to seven months, the Minister said, adding that these centers are Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) in association with IIT, Mumbai for geotech; Silk & Art Silk Manufacturing Industry Research Association (SASMIRA) for agrotech; Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA) for protech and Southern India Textile Research Association (SITRA) for meditech, both in association with IIT, Delhi.


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 3rd Aug 2021

Pingnan County in China investing ¥26 bn in textile industry cluster

Pingnan County in the Guangxi region of China is building a textile...

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 3rd Aug 2021

84% industrial units in Bangladesh reopen; union leaders concerned

Around 84 per cent of Bangladesh's textile and readymade garment...

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 3rd Aug 2021

Prime Content| Vietnam textile & garment exports at $17.953 bn in Jan-June '21

Vietnam earned $17.953 billion from textile and garment exports in...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Donating 20,000 N95 masks to hospitals & NGOs

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Switch was not 100% pandemic related

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Delay in adopting water sustainability both financially & environmentally...

Kriti Kanodia,

Kriti Kanodia

A TV show in 2012 where actor Sonam Kapoor customises her own pair of...

Bharat Ahuja,

Bharat Ahuja

A mono store brand, <b>Bharat Ahuja's</b> Desire Design Studio has emerged ...

Mumin Can Eker,

Mumin Can Eker

Maseksport Inc is a readymade garment exporter. Founded in Izmir in 1989,...

Pranesh Sridharan & Berndt Koll, Lenzing

Pranesh Sridharan & Berndt Koll
Lenzing

The Lenzing Group produces Lenzing Lyocell and Modal cellulosic fibres of...

Sameer Sonkusale & Rachel Owyeung, Tufts University

Sameer Sonkusale & Rachel Owyeung
Tufts University

A team at the Tufts University in Massachusetts was recently in news for...

Seth Casden, Hologenix

Seth Casden
Hologenix

Hologenix is a material sciences company dedicated to developing products...

Vidur Adlakha & Riccardo Bennidini, La Fuori

Vidur Adlakha & Riccardo Bennidini
La Fuori

With an active presence in US, Italy and India, clothing brand La Fuori...

Archana Jaju, Label Archana Jaju

Archana Jaju
Label Archana Jaju

<b>Archana Jaju</b>’s Hyderabad-based eponymous label works with artisans...

Abhishek Bajaj & Samiksha Bajaj, Samshek

Abhishek Bajaj & Samiksha Bajaj
Samshek

Samshek is a fashion forward tech brand which combines digital experience...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


July 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search