Govt. approves projects for improving the sustainability of the Textile Industry

Mar 30:The Government has approved the followings projects under the Research & Development scheme for improving the sustainability of textile industries. The details are as under:-

(Rs. In Lakhs)

S. NoProject nameName of TRA/ InstitutionSanctioned amount  Released amount till date.
1.Development of an alternative eco-friendly process for reduction clearing of dyed or printed polyester fabric using oxidation technique including advance oxidation.MANTRA, Surat17.787.112
2.Development of Eco-clothing by greener reduction process of natural indigo dye.SITRA, Coimbatore8.643.456
3.Coating / Finishing of Textile based on jute and other natural fiber for technical applications.DJFT, Kolkata17.59.625
4.Development of Eco-friendly Natural Fibre Based Textiles (OEKO-TECH Products) with simultaneous Natural Dyeing and Natural Finishing and to establish Natural dye /  finish MarkDJFT, Kolkata38.526.95

The Government has approved one project for Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) for the study on effluents management in Textile processing Industries titled “Analysis of Eco-management in Indian textile processing Industry”. The Outcomes of this project are as under:-

  1. 49 units (45 mills and 4 CETPs) were audited to understand the current status/level of the eco-management system.
  2. The Data has generated the listing of the significant impacts, water, and fuel consumption in the processing plant, inlet and outlet effluent characteristics, air emissions/pollution levels, etc.
  3. Awareness and Knowledge sharing Conference for the participating mills as well as for others in the textile industry was organized on 27th April 2018.  The topics on the need for eco-management status and need, Chemical management system, ETP-ZLD case study, overall sustainability case study, and Energy conservation in the textile processing industry were discussed.  Also, the in-depth Training program for participating mills as well for others was designed and conducted in BTRA Mumbai from 20th Aug 2018 to 25th Aug 2018 and 25th Sept to 29th Sept 2018.
  4. The review audit was carried out in mills. During the review audit, improvements were seen in the areas like understanding and preparation of water balance diagram, process-wise water consumption mapping, waste segregation, taking target for process water consumption reduction, and awareness regarding the importance of environmental management system (EMS).
  5. The problems faced by the industry and gaps against EMS were identified and listed.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Textiles Smt. Darshana Jardosh in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.


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