Steel Ministry & CII plan workshop on fostering steel usage in railways, Defence sectors

New Delhi: The Ministry of Steel announced today that in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) it is organizing a workshop on 17 February in New Delhi focusing on fostering steel usage in the Railways and Defence sectors. The aim of the workshop is to have an in-depth discussion with the Railways and Defence sector to identify gaps and opportunities available in the supply of steel and steel Products.

Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan, will be the Chief Guest, and Minister of State (MoS) for Steel, Faggan Singh Kulaste, will be the Guest of Honour on the occasion. V. K. Yadav, Chairman, Railway Board; Ajay Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Defence; and Binoy Kumar, Secretary (Steel); will also be present on the occasion.

The workshop will focus on present & future requirements of steel and steel products across Railways, Army, Navy and Air Force, and long term perspective plan of the user sectors with special reference to the requirement of steel.

The workshop will also discuss the challenges faced in procuring steel domestically, and analyse the quantity of steel being imported by Railways and Defence currently and reason for imports, along with the capabilities of the Indian iron and steel industry in meeting the present demand, future expansion plans, manufacturing, and R&D capabilities for developing new products.

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