Use of Plastic Waste in Iron and Steel Industries will Generate Wealth from the Waste; Union Steel Minister Ram Chandra Prasad Singh

 Union Minister of Steel, Shri Ram Chandra Prasad Singh has said that Iron and Steel Industry will play a vital role towards making this planet pollution free .   He was addressing the inaugural session of the Plastic Recycling Conference ,Asia 2.0 at Gurugram today. The Minister added that  together we must ensure the healthy quality  of air, water and food.  He said that  working on developing clean and green steel ,decarbonisation and carbon neutral with a planned manner will be beneficial for our future .

Shri Singh further said that the use  of plastic waste in place of coking and non coking coal will  be helpful to reduce  pollution and convert the waste in to  wealth .It will be in the interest of all the people associated with it and everyone will win. Recycling plastic will reduce pollution, help steel industry reduce coking coal imports and create new employment opportunities.”



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India only country among top 10 steel producing nations of the world to register growth in steel production in January to March 2022

Union Steel Minister Shri Ram Chandra Prasad Singh congratulated Indian steel industry for sterling performance at a global level and encouraged them to sustain this level of performance in the year 2022. Such momentum of production will help India reach the targeted level of 500 million tonne production capacity in the next 25 years of Amritkaal, he added.

As per the data released by World Steel Association on April 22, India is the only country among top 10 steel producing nations of the world, which has registered growth in steel production in January to March 2022 period, as compared to corresponding period last year. India has produced 31.9 million tonnes of steel in the period with a growth of 5.9 percent. In March 2022, with a production of 10.9 million tonnes of steel in India, the growth rate is 4.4 percent.  Brazil is the only other country among top 10 Nations which has registered growth in the month of March.

It is noteworthy that Steel Minister held separate meetings with public sector and private sector steel companies earlier this week and reviewed their capital expenditure, production targets and future plans. He exhorted them to keep in mind the carbon neutral commitment of India by 2070, hydrogen mission and clean & green steel while making strategic plans for the future.  Representatives of steel industry thanked the leadership and officials of Steel Ministry for the continuous guidance and support that they have been getting.



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Steel Application Across Segments will see a Quantum Jump, says Shri Ram Chandra Prasad Singh

The Steel Sector in India has traversed a fascinating journey from a mere one million tonne at the time of independence to 120 million tonnes in the last financial year said Shri Ram chandra Prasad Singh here last evening in an official event to present National Metallurgist Award -2021.

The Union Steel Minister, Shri Ram Chandra Prasad Singh in his address elaborated that due to versatility and longevity of steel He foresees that steel application across segments will see a quantum jump. He also said that newer areas of usage such as increasing deployment of drone technology will provide ample opportunities to the steel players.

The Minister said, he expects Indigenous Research and Development in Iron and Steel Sector will rise to the next level and will be central to the growth of the sector in times to come.

The Secretary Steel, Shri Sanjay Singh said that Indian Steel Industry is on the cusp of transition. This phase of transition can only be driven by strong Research and Development, which would address the need for green steel, reduce carbon emission and efficiency in steel production.

Awardees of National Metallurgist Award have been shortlisted by Ministry of steel through a very well-conceived and transparent process by two stage mechanism of screening committee and selection committee. The applications for participation in award process were invited by the Ministry through a notification.


The following awardees were presented the award for 2021 by Hon’ble Union Minister of Steel –

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Award Category


Sri Hemant Madhusudan Nerurkar

Lifetime Achievement Award


Sri B S Murty

National Metallurgist Award


Sri Gnanaprakasam Balachandran

Award for R&D in Iron & Steel Sector


Sri Pratik Swarup Dash

Certificate of Excellence (R&D in Iron & Steel Sector)


Sri Ashok Kamraj

Young Metallurgist (Metal Science) Award


Ms Minal Shah

Young Metallurgist (Metal Science) Award

These Awards have been instituted to recognize outstanding contribution of Metallurgist who are working across value chain of Iron and Steel Industry covering areas of Manufacturing, R & D , Design ,Waste Management , Education , Energy Conservation and finally those working towards making the steel sector ‘Atmanirbhar’

Ministry of Steel expects that the rationalized awards will be a great motivator for the metallurgists working in the field of Iron and Steel Industry.       



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Stainless Steel Continuous/Piano Hinges for Heavy Panels Now Available from FDB Panel Fittings

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Steel Minister, Shri Ram Chandra Prasad Singh to chair two-day Conference of Ministers of Mines & Industries from States

Union Steel Minister, Shri Ram Chandra Prasad Singh will chair ‘Conference with Mines and Industry Ministers’ of mineral rich states of the country at Konark, Odisha between 25-26 February, 2022. The State Governments of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Rajasthan have confirmed their willingness to participate in the conference. The Minister of State for Steel and Rural Development Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste will also address the two day Conference.

Ministry of Steel, Govt of India is hosting the ‘Conference with Mines and Industry Ministers’ with the objective for better coordination between the State and Central governments and to offer an opportunity of presentation and interaction on matters related to Mining leases, Environment Clearances, Forest Clearances of ongoing and new mining projects.

Considering the complementary role of state governments in facilitating business, Government will use the opportunity to showcase the ₹6,322 crore PLI Scheme for Specialty Steel to the participating states.

Further, an interactive session to understand the concerns of Secondary Steel Sector will be held during the event. Senior Officers from Union and State ministries of Steel, Mines and Industries, State and Central Public Sector Undertakings will be present during the sessions.



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