National Technical Textiles Mission 2020 | UPSC

National Technical Textiles Mission 2020 | UPSC


The Government has approved the proposal for creation of National Technical Textiles Mission.

      WHY IN NEWS:

Hot from PIB !

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Textiles


For PRELIMS nothing much except the timeline and schemes which are in focus .

For MAINS this is a very important issue . There will be a question on agriculture or textiles this year . Just remember Textiles are the most profitable form of agriculture ! Let us dive in .


National Technical Textiles Mission for a period of 4 years (2020-21 to 2023-24) with an outlay of Rs.1480 crores.



(i) For Research Innovation & Development – Rs. 1000 crores

(ii) For Promotion and Market Development– Rs.50 crore

(iii) For Education, Training and Skilling–  Rs. 400 crore

(iv) For Export Promotion – Rs.10 crores and balance Rs.20 crores for administrative expenses.


  • The focus of the Mission is for developing on usage of technical textiles in various flagship missions including strategic sectors.

The use of technical textiles in agriculture, aquaculture, dairy, poultry, etc.

  • Alternatively , Jal Jivan Mission; Swachch Bharat Mission; Ayushman Bharat will bring improvement in cost economy and soil conservation.
  • Agricultural productivity and higher income to farmers  in addition to promotion of exports will be key focus areas.


  • GEO-TEXTILES : The use of geo-textiles in highways, railways and ports will result in robust infrastructure, reduced maintenance cost .
  • PROMOTION OF INNOVATION : Young engineering /technology/ science standards and graduates is proposed to be taken up by the Mission.
  • START UP VENTURES : Creation of innovation and incubation centres and promotion of ‘start-up’ and Ventures’.

REPOSITORY : The research output will be reposited with a ‘Trust with the Government for easy accessibility of the knowledge. 

  • BIO DEGRADABLE MATERIALS : A sub-component of the research will focus on development of bio degradable technical textiles materials, particularly for agro-textiles, geo-textiles and medical textiles.
  • WASTE DISPOSAL : It will also develop suitable equipment for environmentally sustainable disposal of used technical textiles, with emphasis on safe disposal of medical and hygiene wastes.
  • INDIGENEOUS PRODUCTION : There is another important sub-component in the research activity aiming at development of indigenous machineries  in order to promote ‘Make In India’ .

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

Thus the strategy will enable competitiveness of the industry by way of reduced capital costs. 

  • Six courses on for skill development in Technical Textiles sector have been on-boarded .
  • These courses are in line with National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) for providing training in the sector.
  • The mission shall work for holistic development of entire technical textile sector on pan-India basis.
     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB | National Technical Textiles Mission 2020 | UPSC


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