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National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM)

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave its approval for the National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM). The Textile Ministry has approved 20 important research projects in specialty fibres and geotextiles. These important research projects are funded by the Flagship Programme 'National Technical Textiles Mission.'

The Indian government initiated this project in order to position India as a global leader in technical textiles.

National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM)

  • To improve India's technical textile industry, the Textile Ministry established the National Technical Textile Mission.
  • NTTM has been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs. It plans to grow the domestic market from USD 40 billion to USD 50 billion by 2024.
  • The CCEA (Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the establishment of this mission.
  • The NTTM has been granted for a period of four years (2020-21 to 2023-24), with a budget of Rs.1480 crores.
  • The main goal of the Mission is to increase the use of technical textiles in the country's flagship missions and programmes, especially in strategic areas.
  • Technical textiles are used in agriculture, aquaculture, dairy, poultry, and other industries.
    To comprehend the importance of establishing a mission for the promotion of technical textiles, technical textiles must first be defined.
  1. Technical textiles are a wonderful and futuristic area of textiles that are used for a variety of applications such as roads, railway tracks, agriculture, health, and sportswear, as well as fireproof jackets, bulletproof jackets, high-altitude fighting gear, and others.
  2. Our country accounts for around 6% of the total global market size, which is valued at USD 250 billion. Technical textiles are items and materials that are primarily designed for technical performance as well as functional features.
  3. Technical textiles are classified into 12 major groups based on their application areas (Agrotech, Geotech, Buildtech, Mobiltech, Hometech, Clothtech, Indutech, Meditech, Sportstech, Protech, Packtech, Oekotech).

Our Team Member

National Technical Textiles Mission

Rajeev Saxena

(Joint Secretary)

National Technical Textiles Mission

Smt Prajakta L Verma

(Joint Secretary)

National Technical Textiles Mission

Smt. Shubhra

(Trade Advisor)

National Technical Textiles Mission

Shri Gaurav Kumar

(Economic Advisor)

What is the Goal of the National Technical Textiles Mission

  • The mission's primary goal is to establish India as the global leader in technical textiles. In addition, it intends to increase the use of technical textiles in India.
  • The Mission is focused on the use of textiles in numerous flagship missions and programs around the country. It should also be emphasized that the country‚Äôs penetration level is low, at 5-10%, compared to 30-70% in wealthy countries.
  • The government would also like to increase the global market for Indian technical textiles.

Components of the National Technical Textiles Mission

Four Major Components of the National Technical Textiles Mission:

1. Research, Development, and Innovation
  • It is worth Rs. 100 crores.
  • Fundamental fibre research must be conducted in order to create game-changing goods.
  • Various topics will be researched, including agrotextiles and geotextiles.
2. Market Development and Promotion
  • A growth rate of around 15-20% per year will be targeted to raise the level of the domestic market.
  • The market would grow to 40-50 billion USD.
3. Promotion of Exports
  • The current annual value of exports is approximately Rs 14000 crore. The mission hopes to increase export value by Rs 20000 crore through this component by 2021-22.
4. Education, training, and skill enhancement
  • Engineering education must be promoted in order to address the rapidly evolving technical textiles and challenges. Highly skilled workers will be developed to meet the mission's requirements.
  • The Indian government intends to promote and develop Indian Technical Textiles in a variety of ways that will benefit the Indian economy.

Schemes Related to National Technical Textiles Mission

  • Scheme for Integrated Textile Park (SITP): The scheme started in 2005 to encourage entrepreneurship by offering financial assistance and cutting-edge infrastructure and was recently extended for the period 2017-20.
  • Modified technology upgrade fund scheme: To boost exports and indirectly encourage investment in textile machinery.

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