Ministry of textiles needs support to promote usage of technical textiles: Textile Commissioner
KNN , Jun 30, 2018
In a bid to realize full potential of technical textile sector, this sector is being promoted at the highest level by the government. Ministry needs support to promote usage of technical textiles, said Dr Kavita Gupta, Textile Commissioner
She was speaking at the inaugural session of TECHNOTEX 2018-an International Exhibition & Conference on Technical Textiles jointly organized by FICCI and the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.
“This sector is being promoted at the highest level, by no less than our Prime Minister himself. He has taken keen interest and has informed all the ministries to do best possible to promote technical textile,” said Gupta.
Further, she added that geo-textiles in railways and highways have been mandated for the usage of technical textile.
With 12 segments of technical textiles and a market size of Rs 1,16,000 crore, India only accounts for 3% of global technical textile production, she pointed.
Comparing India with Germany, she further pointed that in Germany where technical textile contributes 50-60% its contribution in India is only 12%.
CMD of Supreme Group Mohan Kavrie emphasized on the need to have planned approach towards technical textile to bring new technology, products and innovation.
Addressing the gathering, Shishir Jaipuria, Chairman, FICCI Textile Committee and CMD, Ginni Filaments said, “Government has special focus on technical textiles and has announced various flagship schemes and future looks promising. We want to pass on the benefits to the consumers.”
The dignitaries also released BIS Standards, knowledge report on the sector and Exhibition Directory during the event.
TECHNOTEX 2018 concludes with 1160 B2B meetings, 51 G2B and 230 International reverse buyer-seller meets
Taiwan Textile Federation will be promoting sustainability, technological innovation and new functional textiles at the Taiwan Pavilion @TECHNOTEX 2018 Mumbai