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Geotextile…. Reinforces weak soil Facilitates drainages Protects embankments Prevents cracks. Leading to….. Better road performance Lower maintenance cost Smoother ride. International Usage. 2015 estimate – 4.5 billion sq.met. CAGR ~ 14.5%.

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Geotextile…..

Reinforces weak soil

Facilitates drainages

Protects embankments

Prevents cracks

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Leading to…..

Better road performance

Lower maintenance cost

Smoother ride

international usage
International Usage

2015 estimate – 4.5 billion sq.met

CAGR ~ 14.5%

Global Geosynthetics Consumption ~ 3 Billion Sq. Mtrs

Source: Geosynthetics – David Cook (2003), Freedonia Group (2009)

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Geotextile Usage prevalent

All over the world since 1970s

It has reached a stage:

“Whenever earth is moved

Geosynthetics is used”

India @ 2% of World Consumption

opportunity 1 roads
Opportunity 1 – Roads

Road Network: 4.69 Million Km

  • STATUS
  • Road transport share in GDP 4.7 % ( 2009-10)
  • India building new highways ( 2011-12) 10.39 Km per day.

Source: MORTH / FICCI

opportunity 1 roads contd
Opportunity 1 – Roads Contd…

CAGR 4.2%

Huge Gap

Growth of Road Network in India

Road Density per 1000 people

  • According to estimates, the road sector in India will require investments in the range of US$ 75-90 billion over the next five years.
  • Source: Consolidated FDI Policy, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) thru http://www.oifc.in/sectors/infrastructure/roads/Morth

Rs250 Cr worth Geotextiles required at 10% penetration

opportunity 2 railways
Opportunity 2 – Railways
    • STATUS
    • Track length 1.08 Lac Km
    • Broad Gauge constitutes 79.5% of network
    • 11000 trains running every day (7000 passenger trains)
    • 13 Million passengers travelling daily
  • New Track Construction:
  • Dedicated Freight Corridor
    • Eastern Corridor 1839 Km
    • Western Corridor 1483 Km
  • Existing Track Maintenance
  • Track Stabilization
  • Mud pumping
  • Embankment
  • Drainage

Railways to spend Rs. 5 Lac Cr in 12th Five year plan (2012-17)

Source: Indian Railways Website

opportunity 3 coastal protection
Opportunity 3 – Coastal Protection
  • STATUS
  • Coastal line ~ 7500 Km
  • 24% Coastline impacted by erosion*
  • Area lost or seriously impacted by erosion ~ 450 Ha per year
  • Business potential Rs 300 Crs.
  • * ADB Consultant Report
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Opportunity 4 – Ports

  • Major Ports 13
  • Minor Ports 187
  • Port Traffic by 2020 2500 Million Tonnes (present 800 MnT)
  • The Shipping ministry will invest Rs.73,793.95 crore for development of various projects in the port sector as part of the 12th Five Year Plan.

Source : 12th Plan draft document

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Opportunity 5 – River Bank Protection

Many tenders released worth of several crores for geobags.

  • Assam erosion since 1954
  • Total Area eroded 425900 Ha
  • Rate of erosion 8500 Ha/yr
  • No of Villages lost to erosion 4521
  • Population affected 9 lac
  • Important town / sites / heritage location affected 18

Source : ADB Consultant Report

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Opportunity 6 – Airports

  • No. of Airports 136
  • Domestic Passenger traffic by 2020 180 Million (100 Million)
  • Upgrading 35 non-metro airports at estimated cost of around US$ 1 billion

Source : Airport Authority

government supports
Government supports…

Textile Ministry

  • Development of Centre of excellence for Geotextiles, BTRA / ATIRA
  • Support for drafting Indian Standards
  • Awareness creation (FICCI, CII, CoE)
  • Incentive for Manufacturers under TUFS / TMTT

Ministry of Roads

  • Code for Geotextile MORTH  Section700
  • IRC code 59 - Guidelines on geotextile usage

State PWDs

  • Specified in Schedule of Rates – 12 states

BIS

  • Standards – urgently required
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Forging partnership….

Creation of common

Geotextile platform