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Special Emphasis on Infrastructure Development for Steel

The Government has laid special emphasis on infrastructure development through schemes like National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP), Housing for all, Jal Jeevan Mission, Bharatmala Project, Sagarmala Project, Construction of Dedicated Freight Corridor and UDAN initiative etc. The Ministry has also been engaging stakeholders from various sectors such as Housing & Construction, Infrastructure, Urban Development, Railways, Defence, Oil & Gas, Civil Aviation, Rural Development, Agriculture, Dairying and Food Processing etc. with a view to promote usage of steel and to boost the demand in Construction/ Infrastructure and Automobile sector as per details given below:-

(i)        Workshop organized in February, 2020 at New Delhi, Mumbai and Bhubaneshwar in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy, Trade, & Industry (METI), Japan by engaging Japanese experts.

(ii)       Webinar organized on 30.6.2020 with Indian Developers, Builders, Designers, Consultants, Fabricators, Academicians from IITs and steel producers to enhance steel usage in the country especially in construction sector.

(iii)      Webinar held on 18.8.2020 with Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and Ministry of Civil Aviation to foster steel usage in Housing construction sector.

(iv)      Constitution of  a Committee of experts from INSDAG, IITs, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and industry experts for development of designs for long span (30m, 35m, and 40m) steel-based Bridges.

(v)       A Joint Working Group (JWG) having members from M/o Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA), M/o Skill Development, Ministry of Steel, BIS, CPWD, Technical Institutions (IITs) and from Industry has also been setup for fostering steel usage in Housing and Construction sector to develop standardized design and layouts of housing configurations with steel structure with estimated cost, as adopted in Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) houses.

(vi)    Engaging Engineering Export Promotion Council of India (EEPC), multiple automobile   players and Indian steel players to understand possibility of competitively priced domestic manufacturing and procurement of auto grade steel in India.

Details of production of crude steel in India during last five years and current year is given as follows:-

 

Year

Crude steel Production                                                                                     (in Million Ton)
2016-17 97.94
2017-18 103.13
2018-19 110.92
2019-20 109.14
2020-21 103.54
2021-22 (upto October, 21) 66.805
Source: Joint Plant Committee (JPC)

 

Details of sector wise consumption of total finished steel during last three years is given as follows:-

 

Domestic Steel Consumption (in Million Ton)
Sector FY 18-19 FY 19-20 FY 20-21
Building & Construction 42.9 43.4 41.0
Infrastructure 24.4 25.1 23.8
Automobile 9.3 8.8 8.4
Engineering & Packaging 21.8 22.0 20.9
Defence 0.4 0.9 0.8
Total 98.7 100.2 94.9
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 Rajya Sabha today.

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