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National Technical Textile Mission (NTTM)

"Technical Textiles is an advanced technology backed sunrise sector which is steadily gaining ground in India. Technical textiles are functional fabrics that have applications across various industries including automobiles, civil engineering and construction, agriculture, healthcare, industrial safety, personal protection etc.

Technical Textiles are futuristic and niche segment of textiles, which are used for various applications ranging from agriculture, roads, railway tracks, sportswear, health on one end to bullet proof jacket, fireproof jackets, high altitude combat gear and space applications on another end of spectrum. Technical textiles are textiles materials and products manufactured primarily for technical performance and functional properties rather than aesthetic characteristics."

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About the Mission (NTTM), National Technical Textile Mission

"With a view to position the country as a global leader in Technical Textiles, National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM) has been approved with a four-year implementation period from FY 2020-21 to 2023-24.

Technical Textiles are futuristic and niche segment of textiles, which are used for various applications ranging from agriculture, roads, railway tracks, sportswear, health on one end to bullet proof jacket, fireproof jackets, high altitude combat gear and space applications on another end of spectrum. Technical textiles are textiles materials and products manufactured primarily for technical performance and functional properties rather than aesthetic characteristics."

Objectives of National Technical Textile Mission (NTTM)

  • The mission aims to position India as a global leader in Technical Textiles by increasing the domestic market size from USD 40 billion to USD 50 billion by 2024.
  • It also supports the 'Make in India' Initiative, which encourages domestic production of related machinery and equipment.
  • Technical textile penetration in India is low, at 5-10%, compared to 30-70% in advanced countries. The mission also seeks to increase the penetration of technical textiles in the country.
  • The Mission will concentrate on the use of technical textiles in various flagship missions and programmes of the country, including strategic sectors.

Features of the National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM)

National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM) intends to grow the technical textiles industry in the following ways:

  • "Make in India" program
  • Market development and promotion
  • International technical collaborations
  • Promotion of Investment

The above-mentioned strategies will help India become less dependent on imports while increasing the domestic production of capital goods.

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Benefits of the National Technical Textile Mission (NTTM)

Some benefits of the National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM) are -

  • The mission's goal is to increase agricultural productivity.
  • The use of these textiles in dairy, Swachh Bharat Mission, agriculture, poultry, and other industries will significantly reduce economic costs.
  • It encourages the country's manufacturing and export activities.
  • The mission can help conserve soil and water.
  • A rise in agricultural productivity will increase farmers' incomes per acre.

How Does the Scheme Work?

The Ministry will carry out this mission through a three-tier institutional mechanism comprised of the following groups:

The Mission Steering Group will approve all financial standards pertaining to the mission's schemes, programmes, and components. Under this mission, they will also approve scientific and technological research projects.

Empowered Programme Committee will approve all projects with the exception of research projects that fall within the financial constraints of several programmes as approved by the mission steering group. The committee will also be in charge of overseeing the execution of various mission components.

Technical Textiles Research, Development, and Innovation Committee identifies and recommends research projects for approval to the mission steering group. The projects are in strategic areas such as space, defence, paramilitary, security, and atomic energy.

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