Indian Sports Textiles Set to Soar, says MoS Textiles
New Delhi, June 3 (KNN) Darshana Vikram Jardosh, Minister of State for Textiles & Railways, said on Friday that India is an emerging player in sports textiles, with tremendous scope for growth in the coming years.
She was addressing a full-day National Conclave on Sportech on the theme “The Future of Sport Textiles and Accessories Industry in India” in New Delhi.
The event was organised by the Ministry of Textiles in partnership with Indian Technical Textiles Association (ITTA) and Wool Research Association (WRA).
There were technical sessions in the conclave focusing on Market size, Gaps, Experience and Expectations of consumers towards adoption of Indian Sports Textiles, Sports Goods and Accessories: Coated fabrics, Nets, Leather and Rubber Products, Innovations & Research in Composites and Smart Textiles and Design, Branding & Quality in the Value Chain.
More than 300 participants attended the conclave including Officials and Representatives from Central Ministries, user Departments (sportech) of Central and State Governments, Institutes, industry leaders, scientific experts, researchers, and professionals related to technical textiles especially Sportech along with around 16 exhibitors.
MoS further mentioned that the government has significant focus on creating sports culture in India through its flagship schemes such as Khelo India, Fit India Movement, Target Olympic Podium Scheme, etc.
This would support in enhancing the penetration of sports textiles in the country.
Further, the factors such as rising health consciousness and increasing sports events being organized in India are also fostering the demand for sports goods and sports textiles.
She highlighted that the recent initiative of Indian apparel & footwear sizing has been a significant step in sports and footwear industry.
She mentioned that Ministry of Textiles, under NTTM, is in continuous process of discussion with the concerned ministries regarding enhancing the usage of the technical textile items within their respective domains.
Rachna Shah, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, stated that the government is working to make India a hub for the technical textiles. (KNN Bureau)