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Inter-ministerial synergy required for attracting mega research projects in country: Goyal

17/01/2022 at 6:47 PM

New Delhi, Jan 17: Ministry of Textiles today cleared 20 strategic research projects worth Rs 30 crore in the areas of specialty fibres and geotextiles under the chairmanship of Union  Minister of Textiles, Piyush Goyal. 

These strategic research projects fall  under the flagship programme ‘National Technical Textiles Mission.’ 

Amongst the 20 research projects, 16 projects of specialty fibres were cleared including five projects in healthcare, four projects in industrial and protective, three projects in energy storage, three projects in textile waste recycling, & one in agriculture and four projects in geotextiles (infrastructure) were cleared.

Various leading Indian institutes, centres of excellence and government organizations participated including IITs, DRDO, BTRA, among others in the session which cleared projects strategic for the development of Indian economy and a step in the direction of Atmanirbhar Bharat, especially in the healthcare, industrial and protective, energy storage, textile waste recycling, agriculture and infrastructure.

While addressing the esteemed group of scientists and technical technologists, Piyush Goyal said, “Industry and Academia connect is essential for the growth of research and development in the application areas of Technical Textiles in India. Building convergence with Academicians, Scientists and Researchers is the need of the hour.”

Piyush Goyal also highlighted that the focus should be on the Internationally high value added products and building a structure of brainstorming around problem statements. In addition, Inter-ministerial synergy is required for attracting mega research projects in the country.

Previously, 11 research projects worth Rs 78.60 crore were cleared by the  Ministry of Textiles on March 26, 2021.

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