Tag: Steel

Union Steel Secy for new tech to reduce coal use in steel production

Bhubaneswar: Union Steel Secretary Aruna Sharma today batted for adoption of new technology to reduce the use of coking coal in the production of steel. “We have to adopt a new technology to reduce use of coking coal in steel making as India and most of Asian countries minus China do not have much coking […]

Jindal urges Odisha to restart closed iron ore mines

Bhubaneswar: Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) chairman Naveen Jindal today urged Odisha government to resume operations of iron ore mines under a new legislative framework with a deferred penalty mechanism. “Odisha Government should take up the issue with Union Government to open and run the closed iron ore mines through ordinance or other means, […]

Steel ministry focuses on converting thermal coal into coking

Mumbai: Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh on Monday said the ministry was focusing on converting thermal coal into coking coal which is considered to be an important ingredient of steel making. “Some sort of innovation showed thermal coal can be used as coking coal. For that, we wanted private sector to put up their washeries […]

SAIL has supplied 80% of steel for Sardar Sarovar Dam

New Delhi: State-run SAIL announced on Sunday that it has supplied 80 per cent of the steel used for the construction of the Sardar Sarovar Dam Project on the Narmada river that was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “The Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) has supplied 80 per cent steel required for construction […]

NINL despatches highest pig iron in March

Bhubaneswar: Joint venture integrated steel company Neelachal Ispat Nigam Limited (NINL) today said that it despatched 91922 ton of pig iron in last month which is the highest March monthly despatch of the company. This is also third highest monthly despatch since inception of the company in 2002, a company statement said. The highest monthly despatch […]

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Steel exports surge 102% in 2016-17, imports fall 36.6%

Kolkata: Overtaking imports, India’s steel exports jumped by 102.1 per cent in 2016-17 to 8.24 million tonnes (mt), as compared to 4.07 mt shipped out in the previous financial year (2015-16), according to a Steel Ministry’s report. “Export of total finished steel was up by 102.1 per cent in April-March 2016-17 at 8.24 mt over same […]

Odisha govt taking steps to solve steel producers' problems

Bhubaneswar: To meet the demand of steel producers, Odisha government today said it is taking steps for extension of lease validity of more mines, besides preparing for more iron ore blocks to put up for auction. “Validity of lease period has already been extended in case of 82 mining leases including 55 iron ore producing leases,” […]

35 steel projects start production in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A total of 35 steel making companies have started production in their projects in Odisha, state Steel and Mines Minister Prafulla Mallick said on Friday. Replying to a written question, Mallick informed the Assembly that out of 49 companies which have signed memorandums of understanding with the state government, 35 have started production. The […]

RSP gets intl approval to produce ship-building grade of steel

Rourkela Steel Plant, a unit of SAIL, has been approved by ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) and DNV-GL (Det Norske Veritas-Germanischer Lloyd) to produce ship-building grades of steel