National Technical Textiles Mission Proposed in Union Budget

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News:Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs has announced a proposal to set up a National Technical Textiles Mission.

Facts:

About National Technical Textiles Mission:

  • The National Technical Textiles Mission will be implemented for a period of four-years from 2020-21 to 2023-24 at an estimated outlay of ₹1,480 crore.

About Technical Textiles:

  • Technical textiles are materials and products manufactured primarily for their technical properties and functional requirements rather than for aesthetic characteristics. 
  • Technical textiles include textiles for automotive applications, medical textiles (e.g., implants), geotextiles (reinforcement of embankments), agrotextiles (textiles for crop protection) among others.