Feb. 27, 2020

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval to set up a National Technical Textiles Mission with a total outlay of Rs 1480 Crore, with a view to position the country as a global leader in Technical Textiles.


  • The Mission would have a four year implementation period from FY 2020-21 to 2023-24. The Mission will move into sunset phase after four years period.

  • A Mission Directorate in the Ministry of Textiles headed by an eminent expert in the related field will be made operational. The Mission Directorate will not have any permanent employment and there will be no creation of building infrastructure for the Mission purpose.

The Mission will have four components:

  • Component-l: Promoting both (i) fundamental research at fibre level and (ii) application based research in geo-textiles, agro-textiles, medical textiles, mobile textiles and sports textiles and development of bio­degradable technical textiles.

  • Component-II: Promotion and Market Development.

  • Component-III: Export promotion of technical textiles and ensuring 10% average growth in exports per year upto 2023-24. An Export Promotion Council for Technical Textiles will be set up for this purpose.

  • Component-IV: Promoting technical education at higher engineering and technology levels related to technical textiles. 

Source : The Hindu