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Government of India
Ministry of Textiles
07 DEC 2022 6:22PM by PIB Delhi
Under National Technical Textiles Mission, 74 research projects of value of   Rs.232 cr. approved

The Union Minister of State for Textiles Smt. Darshana Jardosh in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today informed that under the National Technical Textiles Mission, so far 74 research projects of value of   Rs.232 cr. in the areas of speciality fibres and technical textiles by premier Research Institutes and Research Organisations of the country in association with industry as partners undertaking research projects have been approved. Amongst them, 32 projects of specialty fibres and 9 projects of geotextiles worth Rs.111.92 crore and Rs.19.09 crore respectively are being undertaken under National Technical Textiles Mission. 

Smart Textiles are a new generation niche product. Smart Textiles products are a combination of varieties of wearable materials embedded with electronics. To encourage the industry to produce smart textile for the world market, Ministry of Textiles has introduced the Productivity Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme which includes the Smart Textiles.