Efforts on to promote speciality fibre in India

The Union Ministry of Textiles is in discussions with other countries to support the Indian textile industry with technology for speciality fibre and related products

“Technology is important for speciality fibre. We are trying to see how to get it,” Union Textiles Secretary Raghavendra Singh told journalists here on Wednesday.

The government is in talks with the Japanese Government and is also discussing with some companies in the U.S. in this regard.

Two committees were formed — one for speciality fibre and the other to see how to take the segment forward. Both committees have submitted the reports, he added. The Ministry had notified 207 products that classify as ‘technical textiles’, mainly for export and import purposes.

There were requests from the industry to include more products. “If the industry gives a list, the number of products notified can be expanded regularly,” he said.

Mr. Singh urged the Centres of Excellence in the country for technical textiles to initiate the process to select some of the prototypes developed so far and give an industry connect to these products. The Ministry had consulted several other ministries, departments, and State Governments on technical textiles used in several applications across sectors.

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