Rajnish Optimist 145 Questions 255 Answers 237 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Rajnish Asked: October 2, 20202020-10-02T16:36:41+05:30 2020-10-02T16:36:41+05:30In: UPSC PRELIMS What is geotextile? What is geotextile? What are the initiatives taken by the government to utilize geotextiles? economics Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent Sweety Stay Original. 142 Questions 116 Answers 102 Best Answers 783 Points View Profile Best Answer Sweety Stay Original. 2020-10-02T16:43:08+05:30Added an answer on October 2, 2020 at 4:43 pm Geotextiles are permeable textile structures made of polymeric materials and are used mainly in civil engineering applications for improving the soil behaviour, preventing soil erosion and help consolidation of the soil. Geotextiles can be classified on the basis of their functions as: Protection, Fluid transmission Separation Reinforcement Tensional membrane Tensile member and barrier. Properties of Coir Geotextiles: 100% natural and bio-degradable Capable of being customised to specific requirements High tensile strength of coir protects steep surfaces from heavy flows and debris movement High durability permits plant and soil establishment Natural invasion and land stabilization. Geotextile in News: Government approved the use of Coir Geotextile in rural road construction under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY-III). As per the guidelines, 5% length of the rural roads under PMGSY-III will be constructed using Coir Geotextiles. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions Tell us about the Global Gender Gap Report 2021. Tell us about the Global Hunger Index 2020.