Technical Textiles in India - the growth engine of the Indian textile industryIndia continues to be an emerging significant player in the technical textiles sector owing to its abundant availability of raw material and manpower. The fast-paced economic development is leading to infrastructure creation as well as higher disposable income making India a key market for the technical textile products, thus it is playing an important role in upgrading the textile industry in India. Having being recognized as the growth engine for the textile industry in India, this is one of the few sectors that is on the rise at a rapid pace, though investments continue to be on the lower side.India is changing constantly and the textile ministry is laying huge prominence on latest technologies thus augmenting growth in this sector making it more attractive for the global market. The Ministry is already working toward focusing and supporting Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) in India for the development of this sector. The Indian Technical Textile Industry is estimated at US$11 billion in the fiscal 2009-10, with domestic consumption of US$ 10.3 billion. The domestic consumption is expected to increase to US$ 14.1 billion by the year 2012-13.