India may achieve 300 MT steel output ahead of 2030-31
The government on Tuesday expressed confidence that India would achieve 300 million tonnes (MT) of steel production target ahead of the year 2030-31.
“It (National Steel Policy) is a very landmark policy which was brought in the year 2017. It envisions the steel capacity to be around 300 MT by 2030. Going by the present trend of growth both in terms of consumption, in terms of per capita growth, this could come even earlier,” Steel Secretary Binoy Kumar said here.
The Cabinet had last year approved the National Steel Policy 2017 that envisages Rs 10 lakh crore investment to take capacity to 300 million tonnes by 2030-31.
“Now, for all this we require the mining sector to be aggravated. In this context I must say that NMDC must play its pivotal role,” he said.
Kumar further said that in a bid to give a boost to the steel sector, the steel ministry feels that there should a special policy with regard to iron ore.