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Government of India
Ministry of Textiles
29-August-2011 15:30 IST
Technology Mission for Technical Textile

                The Government has already launched a Technology Mission on Technical Textiles (TMTT) for a period of five years (from 2010-11 to 2014-15) with a fund outlay of Rs. 200 crore. The Scheme has two Mini-Missions. Mini Mission-I is for standardization, creating common testing facilities, indigenous development of prototypes and Resource Centres with I.T infrastructure in eight Centres of Excellence (COE). Mini Mission-II focuses on support for domestic and export market development of Technical Textiles through assistance for business start-ups; contract research; assistance for buyer seller meets and participation in international exhibitions/seminars for Technical Textiles.

 

                                The production of cotton yarn, cotton fabrics, blended fabrics and 100% Non cotton fabrics during the  last 3 years is given  below :-

 

 

Items

Unit

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11 (Prov)

Cotton yarn

Mn. Kg.

2896

3079

3469

Cotton cloth

Mn. Sq. mtr

26898

28914

31204

Blended cloth

Mn. Sq. mtr

6766

7767

8135

100% Non cotton cloth

Mn. Sq. mtr

20534

22840

21657

Fabrics (excluding Khadi, wool & silk)

Mn. Sq. mtr

54198

59521

60996

 

Source: Textile Commissioner

 

 

                In order to increase the share of Indian clothes in the world market and to enhance capacity of man-made fibre, the government has launched various schemes / measures like Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS), Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP) and  Common Compliance Code.

 

                To encourage Foreign Direct Investment in Technical Textiles, under the Technology Mission on Technical Textiles (TMTT), empanelled associations/ institutes/ COEs will be eligible for a service fee of 3% of the project cost for FDI projects on successful completion of the projects in Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises sector.

 

This information was given by Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi, Minister of State for Textiles, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

 

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