06-JAN-2016: Dr Asiya Chaudhary, Associate Professor with the Department of Commerce, Aligarh Muslim University has recently authored a book on Indian textile industries entitled, 'Hometech Industry in Global Market'. The book has been published by Discovery Publishing Pvt Ltd, New Delhi.
Elaborating the overwhelming presence of textile industries in the daily Indian live, Dr Chaudhary stated in the book that textile industry is not present only as a clothing application but also continuing a major outlook towards non-clothing application of textiles known as 'Technical Textiles.'
In a chapter of the book, the author pointed out that 'Technical Textile' gives the benefits of durability, light weight, cost effectiveness, versatility and high strength in comparison of conventional materials, which is making it an important part of our day-to-day activities.
She stated in the book that the Hometech as an important segment of technical textiles has been vibrant for over a decade in India.
The author explains that the Hometech is growing due to the real estate boom and higher spending on the home interiors.
"The promotion of Home-tech segment of technical textile requires the setting up of centre of excellence for the home-tech products," stated Dr Chaudhary pointing out that considering the availability of highly skilled and technical man power and abundant availability of raw material, India can emerge as a key player in the technical textile industry.
Dr Chaudhary has also written about various steps taken by the government to promote the technical textiles industry, which includes the setting up of expert committees on technical textiles.
The author also mentions initiatives like the Technology up gradation fund scheme (TUFS) in her book, which is providing a benefit of 10% subsidy.
In the book, Dr Chaudhary has elaborated on the potential of technical textiles in India as she mentions in graphic details the steadily increasing production of different items of technical textile industry and Hometech in India.
While, the country is experiencing a boost in the manufacturing sector with the on-going 'Make in India' campaign, this book can leave the readers with necessary recommendations for further interventions to promote this sector.
Dr Chaudhary joined the AMU Commerce Department in the year 2003 and has been teaching undergraduate, postgraduate classes for over eleven years. Her research areas include commerce and trade, focusing various aspects of Indian Textiles Industry. She has successfully completed UGC and ICSSR projects.
Dr Chaudhary has written books and published several research papers in journals of national and international repute.
She was also nominated by the University Grants Commission to visit Mauritius under 5th UGC-TEC Consortium Agreement for the year 2011. She has been actively organizing and conducting workshops, capacity building programmes and seminars in the recent past.