Ministry of Textiles invites Research proposals for Funding for Design, Development and Manufacturing of Machinery, Tools, Equipment, and Testing Instruments under National Technical Textile Mission (NTTM)
In order to position India as the global leader in Technical Textiles manufacturing, Government of India, Ministry of Textiles is inviting Research proposals for Funding for Design, Development and Manufacturing of Machinery, Tools, Equipment, and Testing Instruments under NTTM.
As on date high-tech machinery, equipment, plants, special tools and accessories are being largely imported. In order to meet the diverse needs of textile industry and to make our nation self-reliant and Atmanirbhar, it is essential to go for indigenisation by tapping the local skill in design, engineering, fabrication and prototyping. Hence NTTM under Component-I (Research, Innovation and Development) envisages indigenous manufacturing of machinery, equipment, tools and testing instruments for Technical Textiles on Make in India concept.
Novel proposals are invited from Companies engaged in manufacturing of any machinery (preferably Textile machinery), Textile/Garment value chain manufacturers, Research organisations, Academic institutions (both public funded and private).
Indigenous development of state-of-the-art technical textile machinery and equipment would support and enhance the manufacturing capabilities of high-end technological products, and thus would play an instrumental role in driving India’s Technology Readiness Level in technical textiles.
As a part of “Make in India” programme, one of the key initiatives,of Ministry of Textiles under National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM) is to support development of high-end machinery, equipments, tools, and testing instruments for Technical Textiles in India and establish an indigenous platform for domestic design, development, and manufacturing. In order to develop indigenous R&D capabilities; improve the cost of Technical Textile production; move toward self-sufficiency and increase India’s exports; the Ministry intends to collaborate with recognized R&D leaders, machinery manufacturers and industry players in technical textiles.
The document released by the Ministry of Textiles for funding of R&D project proposals is given below: