NITRA - Northern India Textile Research Association

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NITRA - Northern India Textile Research Association

Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA) is one of the prime textile research institutes in the country.  The textile industry and Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India jointly established NITRA in 1974 for conducting applied scientific research and providing support services to Indian textile industry.  The organization is situated in a 50 acre land at NCR Ghaziabad, near national capital New Delhi. It is certified by ISO 9001:2008

Today NITRA’s prime activities include research & development, technical consultancy, quality evaluation of materials, manpower training and publishing technical books and papers. NITRA also provides facilitating services to the decentralized powerloom sector through its seven centres located at Tanda, Kanpur, Meerut, Gorakhpur (all in U.P.), Panipat (Haryana), Ludhiana (Punjab) and Bhilwara (Rajasthan)

NITRA is operating under the administrative control of Council of Administration comprising of representatives from Textile & Apparel industry, Govt. of India, trade associations, academic institutions and Textile Research Associations. The council is presently headed by itsChairman Sh. R. L. Nolkha, an eminent industrialist.  Dr. Arindam Basu, is the presentDirector General of NITRA and Sh. Abhijit Pal, senior textile consultant, is the Director (officiating) of NITRA.

NITRA renders multifarious services to textile & apparel industry through its rich in-house manpower resource of more than fifty experienced technical personnel comprising of textile technologist, textile chemist, garment technologist, textile designer, fashion designer, analytical chemist, mechanical engineer, electrical & electronics engineer, civil engineer, environmental engineer, software / IT specialist & management experts. This team of scientists, consultants, and technocrats is supported by the most modern and state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities available at NITRA.  The organization has a clientele of about 1200 textiles and allied sector units that includes overseas clients from U.K., Spain, Indonesia, Thailand, Ethiopia, Sudan, Bangladesh and Nepal.

NITRA undertakes research projects in textile product development, machine design, instrument development and process development. NITRA also possesses patented technologies based on its R&D works. NITRA’s quality inspection & testing laboratories work 24x7 and analyze  materials as per IS, ASTM, DIN, BS, ISO, JASO, AADTCC, EN and other customized standards.

With support from Ministry of Textiles, a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for protective textiles is established at NITRA in the year 2009. The activities of CoE-Protech are product development, preparation of standards/specifications, testing, training manpower, organizing workshops & seminars, and information dissemination as a resource center.

NITRA’s consultancy services include various technical audits, feasibility studies, system certification services, infrastructure set up, asset valuation, third party inspection, energy conservation & energy audit, design and commissioning of ETPs & CETPs and product/process development.

o meet industrial HRD needs, NITRA regularly conducts various industry-recognized job-oriented techno-management training programs across the complete textile & apparel supply chain on full-time and DLP modes. These programs are conducted under Govt. of India’s Integrated Skill Development Scheme and UP Govt’s ASIDE Scheme. In addition to this, NITRA regularly organizes seminars, workshops and also conducts on and off-shop customized training programs. NITRA also has 170 technical publications of its own.

Northern India Textile Research Association
Sector-23, Raj Nagar, Ghaziabad-201002
Phone: 0120-2786434/451, 2783334/586/592/638/090/094
Fax: 0120-2783596
E-mail: mail@nitratextile.org

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