Mumbai: Dr. Kavita Gupta, Textile Commissioner, Government of India said that technical textile is being promoted at the highest level by the government so that full potential of this critical segment could be realized.
She was speaking at the inaugural session of TECHNOTEX 2018 — an International Exhibition & Conference on Technical Textiles jointly organized by FICCI and the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.
“This sector is being promoted at the highest level, by no less than our Prime Minister himself. He has taken keen interest and has informed all the ministries to do best possible to promote technical textile,” said Dr. Kavita Gupta.
She also added that ministry needs support of industry to promote usage of technical textile. “I need support of the industry to tell what other mandate needs to be created that will help in promoting technical textile,” adding that geotextiles in railways and highways have been mandated for the usage of technical textile.
Dr. Gupta said that with 12 segments of technical textiles and a market size of Rs 1,16,000 crore, India only accounts for 3% of global technical textile production. She pointed out that as compared to countries like Germany where technical textile contributes 50-60%, In India, this contribution is only Mohan Kavrie, CMD, Supreme Group said, “manufacturers need to take interest in the sector. We need to have planned approach towards technical textile to bring new technology, products and innovation.”
Shishir Jaipuria, Chairman, FICCI Textile Committee and CMD, Ginni Filaments Ltd. in his welcome address said, “Government has special focus on technical textiles and has announced various flagship schemes and future looks promising. We want to pass on the benefits to the consumers.”
The dignitaries also released BIS Standards, knowledge report on the sector and Exhibition Directory.
Mahim Jain, DDGW, BIS and Mr. Prashant Aggarwal, Joint MD, Wazir Advisors were also present during the inaugural session of Technotex 2018.
168 exhibitors from 39 countries including China, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, USA etc. are participating in Technotex. A total of 225 international buyers will be taking part in reverse buyer-seller meet and 7000 visitors are expected at the two-day event.