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India allocates $1 billion to technical textiles

June 1st, 2012 / By: / Industry News

India’s Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presented a proposed budget for 2012‐13 that invests $1 billion in technical textile growth in the form of a venture capital scheme, India Opportunities Venture Fund. It is part of a five-year plan, the National Mission on Technical Textiles, and features a boost in investment for geotextile production; reduction in duties on manufacture of hygiene products; and exemption from or reduction of basic custom duties for aramid yarns and fabrics, automatic shuttle-less looms, raw materials and components for medical disposables, and raw materials used for coronary stents and heart valves.

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