Agro textiles in India to witness a surge in demand

by Dave

Textile News – India :

Agro textiles are increasingly being used in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and fishing segments all over the world. These textiles are driving the sector profitability by improving the productivity and reducing the need of chemicals. In India agro textile is one of the significant segments of technical textile products occupying a significant place in terms of volume consumption. Internationally, the agro-textile market is expected to grow from 1615000 tonnes (US$6.5 billion) in 2005 to 1958000 tonnes (US$8.1 billion) in 2010, at an average growth rate of 3.9% per annum. Developing countries like China, Brazil and India with CAGR of 7.8%, are expected to witness a surge in demand for agro textiles.

Agro textiles prevent the soil from drying out thereby increasing the crop yield, and improving product quality. Such textiles protect the farmer from harmful pesticides. Agro textile products like shade netting and thermal screens enable a saving of 40% on energy used for heating greenhouses. Farmers have also found that use of agro textiles brings about improvement in the quality of fruit, uniformity of colour and prevent staining.

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