Web Exclusive | November 2017
8 panels to frame standards in TT
The Textiles Secretary, Anant Kumar Singh disclosed that Ministry of textiles has constituted eight committees comprising industry representatives to formulate standards in technical textile industry. Already 295 standards have been formulated in the areas of medical textiles, geo textiles, industrial textiles, protective textiles.
Technical textiles Industry will undergo a rapid growth in the country said Singh while addressing the 3rd National Conclave on Standards and Technical Textiles in New Delhi. He said that the size of technical textiles industry in India was valued at Rs 73,000 crore in the 2013-14 and is now projected to grow 1 lakh 16 crore this year. Technical textiles industry has huge potential in finding applications in government flagship schemes like sagarmala, coastal economic zones, swatch bharat. He added that and the formation of standards is the need of hour for economic development, healthcare services, sustainable development, food and national security.
Highlighting the importance of research in the industry, he said that the research institutions in countries like US are continuously developing new technologies and standards. “Indian research associations should try to form joint ventures with the international associations to improve the technology in the country,” he added.