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Total Steel Production Capacity in the Country at Present is 143.91 Million Tonnes

The total steel production capacity of the country at present is 143.91 million tonnes. The details of units engaged in steel production, both in Public and Private Sector are enclosed as Annexure. As per Indian Mineral Yearbook, 2019 published by Indian Bureau of Mines, there were 254 reporting mines in 2018-19, out of which 35 mines were in the Public Sector and 219 in Private Sector.

The details of production, consumption, export and import of finished steel for the last two years and current year are as following:-

Year Total Finished Steel (million tonnes)
Production Consumption Export Import
2019-20 102.62 100.17 8.36 6.77
2020-21 96.20 94.89 10.78 4.75
April-June, 2021* 26.35 24.85 3.56 1.16
Source: Joint Plant Committee (JPC); *provisional

Annexure

Details of Steel Production Capacity and State-wise No. of Units (2020-21)

  1. PUBLIC SECTOR
(‘000t) (‘000t)
State Unit Capacity Production
Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)
Chhattisgarh Bhilai Steel Plant 6000 4244
West Bengal Durgapur Steel Plant 2200 2085
Odisha Rourkela Steel Plant 3800 3498
Jharkhand Bokaro Steel Plant 4600 3380
West Bengal IISCO Steel Plant 2500 1847
West Bengal Alloy Steels Plant 234 58
Tamil Nadu Salem Steel Plant 180 100
Karnataka Visveswaraya Iron and Steel Ltd. 118 0
                                   TOTAL 19632 15213
Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL)
Andhra Pradesh Vizag Steel Plant 6300 4302
TOTAL: Public Sector 25932 19515
B. PRIVATE SECTOR
(‘000t) (‘000t)
State Units Capacity Production
Andhra Pradesh 24 2314 1596
Arunachal Pradesh 3 125 0
Assam 6 131 59
Bihar 13 830 465
Chhattisgarh 80 13191 8939
Goa 10 405 400
Gujarat 71 13688 8403
Haryana 14 1037 731
Himachal Pradesh 25 1144 766
Jammu and Kashmir 8 189 118
Jharkhand 30 14888 12169
Karnataka 24 15143 11688
Kerala 29 480 253
Madhya Pradesh 9 457 369
Maharashtra 54 12030 7925
Meghalaya 5 181 37
Odisha 52 21530 17934
Punjab 114 5064 2917
Rajasthan 31 1005 589
Tamil Nadu 90 3542 2059
Telangana 27 1605 1192
Tripura 1 30 7
Uttar Pradesh 46 1617 1005
Uttarakhand 39 1524 950
West Bengal 39 5238 3085
Dadra and Nagar Haveli 10 168 145
Daman and Diu 3 46 40
Delhi 2 16 10
Total: Private Sector 869 117982 84030
Total: Public Sector 9 25932 19515
All Region Total 878 143914 103545
Source: Joint Plant Committee (JPC)

This information was given by the Union Minister for Steel Shri Ram Chandra Prasad Singh in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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