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Need to upgrade textile machine technology in jute sector says textiles minister

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Need to upgrade textile machine technology in jute sector says textiles minister

new Delhi| The Ministry of Textiles has emphasized on the promotion of jute and cotton in place of plastic bags. The ministry is busy promoting such eco-friendly bag making startups. In this connection, Union Minister Smriti Irani distributed the awards to the winners of the Textile Grand Challenge organized by the Ministry on Thursday. During this time, the Ministry of Textiles said that the industry of these start-ups should be promoted, so that it will be fully benefited. In fact, Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech on Independence Day on 15 August 2019 appealed for the management of plastic waste. In view of this appeal, the Ministry is taking the initiative towards reducing the use of plastic.

Union Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani emphasized on further improving textile machine technology, especially in the jute sector. He called for the need to draw attention to new technologies. The Textile Grand Challenge organized by the Ministry of Textiles was organized through the Start Up India team of the National Cotton Board and Department of Industrial Trade Promotion (DPIIT).

The objective of organizing this event is to bring forth new ideas of start-ups to produce affordable and low weight carry bags using jute bio mass, jute plant based bio-polymer and cotton fiber waste to remove plastic bags Was. This is a special initiative from the Ministry towards self-reliant India and Make in India. Under which new ideas were sought for alternatives to once-in-use plastic bags and alternative plastic bags using domestically developed jute and cotton.

A total of 67 participants took part in this challenge. Informed of using jute and cotton waste fiber to make affordable, underweight and sturdy non-woven carry bags for carrying grocery and shopping items. Textile Secretary Ravi Kapoor attended the event through video conferencing. The Ministry of Textiles appealed to industry giants to promote such new ideas.

This post was published on August 28, 2020 1:18 am

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