About The South India Textile Research Association
The South India Textile Research Association (SITRA) established in the year 1956 is one of the scientific research organizations. It is governed by an assembly of Administration consisting of members from the Industries of Government and Scientists. SITRA is subsidized by the Industry and is backed by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.
Spread in the area of about 13.14 hectares and having floor space of about 15,000sq.m, SITRA is within easy access. Consisting of a number of textile mills, SITRA is one of the well equipped testing-electronics and calibration laboratories with pilot mills, library, sophisticated textile testing instruments and modern machines etc. SITRA had started with only two Divisions: one in Liaison & Statistics and another one in Industrial Psychology. The productivity poll in spinning mills was encouraged by SITRA in 1956 before the evolution of National Productivity Council by the Government of India.