After spending Rs 17.4 crore, the Government has set up 6 incubation centres to boost manufacturing in textile sector, said Textiles Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar.
He added that the move will help entrepreneurs to build innovative technical textile products in a ‘plug and play’ model which would also help to promote ‘Make in India’ in textiles.
Explaining further schemes available in the sector, the Minister said that the Government had also launched a scheme of Rs 427 Crore aiming to promote usage of geotechnical textiles in the north eastern region. Along with this, 44 demonstration centers at a total cost of Rs 8.17 crore have been approved to promote agro-textiles in the region.
To cater to other parts of the country, a pilot project to promote agro-textiles has been approved. Under the scheme of Technology Mission on Technical Textiles which ends by 2017, eight centres of excellence have been set up. It provides facilities for testing, R&D and skill development in technical textiles are being set up.