The government has announced the establishment of 13 task forces comprising a diverse range of stakeholders to strategize and recommend pathways for the decarbonization of the steel sector.
In a significant stride towards fostering a more eco-friendly and sustainable future for the steel industry, the government has announced the establishment of 13 task forces. Comprising a diverse range of stakeholders including industry experts, academic institutions, think tanks, and various ministries, these task forces have a collective mission – to strategize and recommend pathways for the decarbonization of the steel sector.
One of the newly formed task forces, dedicated to skill development, will drive discussions on up-skilling and re-skilling the workforce for the production of green steel. This proactive approach ensures a just transition for the sector while aligning it with sustainable practices.
Moreover, the Ministry of Steel has introduced 145 Indian Standards applicable to steel and its products under the Quality Control Order (QCO). This move aims to ensure that consumers receive superior products, regardless of their source materials.
The 2019 steel scrap recycling policy plays a pivotal role in boosting the availability of domestically sourced scrap. By reducing reliance on coal and enhancing the accessibility of scrap materials, the policy contributes to a more environmentally friendly production process.
With its commitment to adopting the Best Available Technologies (BAT) on a global scale, the steel industry underscores its dedication to progress. By embracing cutting-edge technologies, the sector is poised to elevate its efficiency, quality, and sustainability, propelling itself toward a greener future.
To further bolster the availability of scrap, the Motor Vehicles (Registration and Functions of Vehicles Scrapping Facility) Rules were introduced in September 2021. This strategic initiative facilitates recycling and establishes a sustainable resource cycle for steel production.