Textile ministry clears 20 technical textile projects in specialty fibres and geotextiles.
21 January 2022
Ministry of textiles on Monday cleared 20 strategic research projects worth Rs30 crore in the areas of specialty fibres and geotextiles. These research projects fall under the flagship programme ‘National Technical Textiles Mission.’
Fabric for common man is not made in any of NTC Mills in Kerala's State.
God's Own Country Kerala, a land so beautiful, a state that's No.1 in educated population and health consciousness; a state that's getting huge foreign income, sent by the sons of the soil;a state where the entire population is skilled in many areas; a state where its Ayurveda is so very popular all over the country; a state that is most popular all over the world as a tourists popular for a wide variety of reasons - from its original and natural treatments for natural beauty treatments so special. Despite all and so many positives, the state has many challenges in terms of development and opportunities for its younger and the future generation.
MINISTRY OF TEXTILES
New Delhi, the 17th March, 2020
S.O. 1148(E).—With a view to position the country as a global leader in Technical Textiles, "National Technical Textiles Mission" has been approved for creation at a total outlay of Rs.1480 Crore; with a four year implementation period from FY 2020-21 to 2023-24.
Technical Textiles are futuristic and nice segment of textiles, which are used for various applications ranging from agriculture, roads, railway tracks, sportswear, health on one end to bullet proof jacket, fire proof jackets, high altitude combat gear and space applications on other end of spectrum.
Technical textiles are textiles materials and products manufactured primarily for technical performance and functional properties rather than aesthetic characteristics. Technical Textiles products are divided into 12
(Agrotech, Buildtech, Clothtech, Geotech, Hometech, Indutech, Mobiltech, Meditech, Protech, Sportstech, Oekotech, Packtech) depending upon their application areas.
India shares nearly 6% of world market size of 250 Billion USD.
However, the annual average growth of the segment is 12%, as compared to 4% world average growth.
Penetration level of technical textiles is low in India at 5-10%, against 30-70% in advanced countries. The Mission aims at improving penetration level of technical textiles in the country.
"NTC has so far closed 77 mills and has transferred 2 mills in the State of Pondicherry to the State Government of Pondicherry".
"3 Big Composite Mills in Karnataka and 1 Big Composite Mill in AP Warengal were sold but its not mentioned in any report"
Indu Mills in Mumbai is converted for a Public cause in 1915 in presence of our PM and other State & Textile Minister a picture here under for your information.
"A tripartite MoU between Government of India, Maharashtra Government and National Textile Corporation for transfer of Indu Mill land for construction of a memorial for Bharat Ratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar signed on 5th April, 2015 in the presence of Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Hon’ble Minister of State for Textiles (Independent Charge) and Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra".
"Government took over 103 textile Mills,where are the the other 16 mills status shown as per the report given in the para below, and shown 24 as modernized 24. While 16-2 mills shown differently for upgrading.
However,103-24 = 29 & 24+16 = 40 & 40-2=38 what sort of modernization/setup, revival and joint venture combo plan for NTC mills are planned by the authorities of NTC management is little confusing and this needs a serious 'Status' of the unplanned Plan shown here under.?"
"NTC is to modernize/set up 24 (22+2) mills by itself through generation of funds from the sale of its surplus assets and 16 (18–2) mills are to be revived through Joint Venture route" one more confusion.
2 ) Technology to be used - Silver Nano particles.
3) Functionality of Application - Silver Nano particles inhibit bacterial metabolism, which causes infection and Odour, causing the bacteria to die.
4) Nano-silver colloids are used in wet chemical reduction treatments on textiles.
The link above will give the complete picture of just the conversion of a Cotton Bed Sheets to Nano Textiles.( Medical, Technical Textile in Cotton Textiles)
Nanomaterials and their Applications in Textiles – Standards
a) Nano-enabled properties
Properties associated with current nanotechnology research for use in textiles include;
1) Aesthetics (e.g., luminescence)
2) Stain resistance
3) Static protection
4) UV protection
5 Water repellent (hydrophobic)
7- Shirnk Resistence
10- Electrical conductivity
11- Fire resistance
12- Fragrance release
13 -High strength
14)- Moisture management
As examples, antimicrobial textiles include anti-o dour, anti-fungal and antibacterial textiles.
This applies to products whose fibers possess intrinsic bactericidal properties or will acquire them through subsequent treatments (chemical finishing, nanotechnologies, addition of bactericidal metals, etc.).
Products have potential applications in apparel and intimate apparel, but also in a number of non-apparel applications (furniture, carpets, etc.).
These textiles significantly reduce or even eliminate traditional textile-care operations (washing, spin drying, dryi ng, ironing). Properties include spill, wrinkle, oil and stain resistance.
This needs for adhoc sanction and permission by the highest authority of the Governament is to hand over all assests of Parvathi Mills to DRDO who has to start the Research at Parvathi Mills as early as required perhaps in the beginning of the New Year 2022 to speed up the already available resources at Parvathy Mills in Kollum at Kerala where no project worth future needs of research in textiles and technical textiles (Nano Textiles) is devotedly going on in any Textile Research Institute such as SITRA in south India.