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Start-up, NGO join hands for advanced textile solution for Indian flag
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SWATRIC, an Indian Institute of Technology Delhi ((IIT-D) start-up, has collaborated with the Flag Foundation of India to develop an advanced textile solution for India’s national flag. A memorandum of understanding was recently signed between IIT-D Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) and the foundation to execute the research and development.
On January 26, 2002, Indian citizens were permitted to fly the national flag throughout the year. In a historic judgment on January 23, 2004, the Supreme Court held that the right to fly the national flag freely, with respect and dignity, is a fundamental right.
Given India’s diverse climatic and geographical conditions, designing and developing engineered fabric for the flag is a big challenge, IIT-D said in a press release. The flag’s materials have to be selected and designed specifically to make it durable for extreme weather conditions without being too heavy.
“It is the need of the hour to help manufacturers with a proper standardization and core subject knowledge or skills on technical yarns and fabrics to improve the quality of the flag fabric,” Bipin Kumar, professor at the institute’s textile and fibre engineering department and mentor of SWATRIC, said.
The Flag Foundation of India is a non-governmental organisation with the primary vision to popularise the display of the tricolor by more and more Indians.
SWATRIC is working to develop state-of-the-art technologies to help Indian domestic textile and garment industries in commercializing new and competitive categories of the smart and functional products.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DS)
SWATRIC, an Indian Institute of Technology Delhi ((IIT-D) start-up, has collaborated with the Flag Foundation of India to develop an advanced textile solution for India's national flag. A memorandum of understanding was recently signed between IIT-D Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer and the foundation to execute the research and development.