India, June 14 -- In a move to boost innovation and sustainability, the Centre has approved grants of INR 50 Lakh each for seven startups in the technical textiles sector under the National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM).

As of today, eight startup proposals have been approved under NTTM, focusing on sustainability, composites, high-performance textiles, meditech and smart textiles, driving significant advancements in these crucial areas.

The announcement was made by Rachna Shah, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, while chairing the 7th meeting of the Empowered Programme Committee (EPC) of the NTTM on Thursday (June 13).

In addition to approving startup funding, the EPC has allocated INR 6.4 Cr to IIT Guwahati. This funding will suppo...