“According to Anil Joshi, India’s textile commissioner, the Project
Advisory Committee (under the chairpersonship of India’s Textile
Secretary) met on March 18 and selected the four new centers. Phase I
money will be released as soon as possible once the designated centers
establish suitable launch vehicles to execute the program. ”
The four focus areas are non-wovens, sportech, indutech and composites.
The funding will be for a period of three years from 2010 till 2013.
Each center will receive $5.44 million, which will be used for
infrastructure and personnel support. The majority of the funding
support will go towards capital equipment. ”
Ichalkaranji-based DKTE Textile & Engineering Institute will
establish the center for non-wovens. Professor Kadole, project
coordinator for the center, expressed his gratitude to the government
for establishing the first one-stop research and development (R&D)
center for non-woven technology in India. ”
Texas Tech University is collaborating with this institute to establish
the center of excellence in nonwovens. Kadole said the institute will
provide $1.44 million towards establishing the center”
Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering and Technology, Nanded and
Garware Wall Ropes, Ltd. Pune will establish the center for sportech.
Coimbatore-based PSG College of Technology will create center for
industrial textiles. Ahmedabad Textile Industry’s Research Association
will focus on composites”