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Indian technical textiles sector to reach US$36 billion in 5 years

According to media reports the Indian government now estimates that the country's growing technical textiles sector will reach US$36 billion by 2016-17. According to an article on www.commodityonline.com by leading technical textiles academic Seshadri Ramkumar of Texas Tech University, an estimated annual growth of 20% is expected. The Indian government is promoting the growth of the technical textil

2nd August 2011

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Lubbock, Texas

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Dr Seshadri Ramkumar

According to media reports the Indian government now estimates that the country's growing technical textiles sector will reach US$36 billion by 2016-17. According to an article on www.commodityonline.com by leading technical textiles academic Seshadri Ramkumar of Texas Tech University, an estimated annual growth of 20% is expected.

The Indian government is promoting the growth of the technical textiles sector by creating new centres of excellence, market research and support programs.

"Sujit Gulati, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Textiles India, while inaugurating a one day seminar on technical textiles in the South Indian City, Coimbatore emphasized the need for inter-ministerial coordination involving Ministry of Textiles, Health and Highways to grow the emerging technical textiles sector," the report said.

 The conference was jointly organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry and the Ministry of Textiles and held in Coimbatore on July 26th, 2011.

During the conference, Anil Joshi, Textiles Commissioner of India is said to have emphasized the need for implementing technical textiles to improve the hygiene and medical sector in India.

In his report, Dr Ramkumar said that Govindhan Ramakrishnan, a professor of textiles and a delegate who attended the conference had spoken to him from Coimbatore and said that market awareness and knowledge of converted products are essential for the growth of technical textiles sector in India.

"India offers enormous opportunities for collaborators to conduct knowledge enriching workshops to boost the technical textiles sector," Dr Ramkumar said.

In December 2011, USA based Texas Tech University and Coimbatore based Kumaraguru College of Technology are jointly hosting an international conference on technical textiles, ATNT-2011. The organizers have provided more information on the event at www.atnt2011.com

Source: commodityonline.com

 

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