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The Synthetic & Art Silk Mills' Research Association (SASMIRA) is a cooperative venture set up by the man-made textile industry of India after independence as a multi-functional institute to serve its scientific and technological needs. SASMIRA was established on 12th January 1950 after due recognition by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. Later it was linked to the Ministry of Textiles. The imposing marble structure of SASMIRA building stands on a plot of land measuring about 12,000 sq.metres at the foot of Worli Hill Mumbai in the prime location of the city. The building was completed in 1958.
To render scientific and technical assistance to textile and related industries by
 Research and Development
 Testing and Technical Services
 Technical Education & Training
 Dissemination of Technical Information
 Organising Seminars and Conferences
SASMIRA is engaged in multifarious activities with the prime objective of rendering scientific & technical assistance to the textile industry, thereby assisting it's growth and development. These activities include research and development, technical services and testing, instrumentation, technical education, dissemination of technical information and organising seminars and conferences.
Future thrust of SASMIRA would be on the R & D activities in the area of upgradation of Decentralised sectors, Eco-friendly processes and waste reutilization etc. SASMIRA has been identified as the nodal center for activities on Technical Textiles like Geotextiles, Automotive textiles, Agro-textiles, Medical textiles, Composites, Architectural and Structural textiles etc,.
SASMIRA received several awards and certificates from various agencies in recognition of its contribution towards indigenous development of products for saving foreign exchange through import substitution. These include testing instruments as well as special items for Defence. A few of the notable awards are-
Board on Awards for import substitution. Government of India for developing Perspirometer in 1969.
A Silver Shield from Indian Merchants' Chamber for outstanding achievements towards import substitution through instrumentation.
A certificate of Award by the Board of Awards for import substitution to developing Stiffness Tester in 1975.
Society of India Aerospace Technologies and Industries (SIATI) award for "Excellence in Aerospace lndigenisation" for development of Contour Woven Socks used in Light Combat Aircraft in 1996.
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