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International conference to boost steel production

Jun 10,2019

The Government of India (GoI) has set up a target aiming at 300 metric tonnes production of steel till 2030; Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), Ranchi Chapter will organize an International Conference SMART 2019 on “Advancement in Steelmaking and Rolling Technology” on September 14 and 15 in the State capital.


The conference is supported by the Centre for Engineering Technology (CET) and Research and Development Centre for Iron and Steel (RDCIS) units of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and Metallurgical & Engineering Consultants (India) (MECON) Limited. The theme will be New and Green Technology for Special Steel.


Addressing a press meet, IIM, Ranchi Chapter and ED, SAIL, CET, Kajal Das, said that a major milestone in nation’s make in India drive shall be “Import Substitution of Special Steels. These special steels are namely Cold Rolled Grain Oriented (CRGO), Electrical steel for transformers, Auto-body steel for the automobile industry, Steel for Defense and Space programs.”


Kajal Das Speaking on the objective to organize the conference said that international conference SMART 2019 shall deliberate to attenuate the 6 million tonnes imports of special steels and this shall open the doors for a self-reliant India in terms of production volume, high quality and lower cost of production. “The road map to this shall start with sitting with the best technology providers with the indigenous think-tank of RDCIS, CET, and MECON during the international conference with a determination to preclude any imports beyond 2030,” he added.


In reply to the questions, Das said that the fruits of SAIL’s modernization and expansion are being evinced by the Rs 2179 crore profit of SAIL in the financial year 2019.


Ajay Arora Executive Director speaking on the occasion Patron of SMART 2019 and RDCIS, highlighted another mission conferences such as “Clean and Green Steel”, where SAIL targets to reduce the water requirement per tonne of steel from around 3500 liters to 2500 liters in the coming days and also the carbon dioxide emissions which is at present 2.5 tonnes in steel produced per tonne.