Swatric, an IIT Delhi business, has partnered with the Flag Foundation of India to produce a cutting-edge textile solution for the national flag. The material would be resistant to adverse weather conditions without being excessively heavy, according to Bipin Kumar of IIT Delhi. The Department of Textile and Fibre Engineering at IIT Delhi has been involved in initiatives involving smart and functional textiles. IIT Delhi is assisting the National Technical Textiles Mission in its mission to strengthen the Indian textile industry via the use of ‘Make in India’ technologies in a variety of applications.
- IIT Delhi startup Swatric collaborated with India’s Flag Foundation to create a top-notch and advanced textile solution for the national flag.
- The FITT, IIT Delhi, and the Foundation signed a MoU recently to execute the associated research and development activities through the startup.
- Citizens of India were permitted to fly the national flag throughout the year on January 26, 2002.
- India’s Supreme Court ruled on January 23, 2004 that the right to fly the national flag freely, with dignity, is a fundamental right.
Swatric, an IIT Delhi business, has partnered with the Flag Foundation of India to produce a high-quality and innovative textile solution for the country’s national flag. This solution will enable Indians to fly the national flag all year without worrying about wear and tear caused by environmental elements.
A Memorandum of Understanding was recently inked between the FITT, IIT Delhi, and the Foundation to conduct connected research and development through the company.
Why is it necessary to use an innovative textile material for the national flag?
Indian people were granted permission on January 26, 2002, to fly the national flag throughout the year. On January 23, 2004, the Supreme Court of India declared in a landmark judgment that the right to freely display the national flag with respect and dignity is a fundamental right.
Given the diversity of India’s meteorological and geographical characteristics, designing and creating engineered cloth for the flag presents a significant task.
The flag’s materials must be carefully chosen and fashioned in such a way that it is resilient in adverse weather conditions without being excessively heavy.
Prof. Bipin Kumar, Textile and Fibre Engineering Department, IIT Delhi, and SWATRIC Mentor, stated, “It is critical to assist manufacturers with suitable standardization and core topic knowledge or skills on technical yarns and fabrics in order to increase the flag fabric’s quality.”
About India’s Flag Foundation
The Flag Foundation of India is a non-governmental organization that was incorporated in 1980 under the society registration act. Its principal objective is to increase the number of Indians who proudly show the Tiranga (tricolor flag).
Speaking about the Memorandum of Understanding with IIT Delhi, Major General (retd.) Ashim Kohli, CEO, Flag Foundation of India, stated, “We have always struggled to secure high-quality flags.” It is an honor for us to collaborate with the specialists at IIT Delhi on developing acceptable technologies that contribute to the country’s pride.”
Swatric of IIT Delhi
Swatric, a firm founded by researchers at IIT Delhi’s Department of Textile and Fibre Engineering, is developing cutting-edge technologies to assist the Indian textile and apparel industry in commercializing new and competitive categories of smart and functional products.
Prof. V Ramgopal Rao, Director of IIT Delhi, lauded the partnership between IIT Delhi academics and the Flag Foundation of India, stating that “India has the potential to be a global leader in technical textiles.”
“The Department of Textile and Fibre Engineering at IIT Delhi has been actively involved in smart and functional textile projects, actively supporting the National Technical Textiles Mission’s goal of empowering the Indian textile sector through ‘Make in India’ technologies for a variety of applications ranging from geotextiles to defense, sportswear, smart wearables, medical, composites, transportation, and prot.