Messages

Message from Secretary, Steel

Dr. (Ms.) Aruna Sharma Secretary, MoS & Chairperson, Steering Committee, SRTMI

A new steel policy is on the anvil to facilitate increase in steel production to the level of 300 MT per annum. The aspirations are to achieve this by 2025. The policy aims to develop the Indian steel industry into a global leader in terms of production, technology, quality and efficiency. The growth cannot be sustained without a strong backbone of indigenous research, development and manufacturing capability.  With this background, the immediate need of aggressive R & D efforts to step up India’s R&D expenditure and also to create state-of-art manufacturing capabilities based on indigenous resources cannot be overemphasized.

It could not be more apt that Ministry of Steel has taken full cognizance of the technological scenario in Indian Steel Industry and has initiated a fresh move for preparation of a comprehensive blue print for promotion of R & D in Iron & steel Sector. To bring in all the stake-holders into one platform and promote steel research on themes of critical and vital national importance, an institutional platform called “Steel Research and Technology Mission of India” has been established. The objective of SRTMI will be to spearhead R&D of national importance in iron & steel, creating state-of-art facilities to conduct cutting-edge research and develop expertise; and bolster a tripartite synergy amongst industry, national R&D laboratories and academic institutes.

I have full confidence that SRTMI, an industry-led initiative in association with the Steel Ministry, will come as a much needed platform to promote collaborative research programmes in steel sector. As rightly remarked by Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Honble’ Union Minister of Steel, Mines, Labour & Employment, SRTMI will be steel industry’s contribution to ‘Make in India, Made in India’ initiative.

Message from Chairman, Governing Board of SRTMI

Shri P.K.Singh, Chairman, SAIL

I am happy that a long felt need has been addressed with the creation of Steel Research and Technology Mission of India (SRTMI). A corpus of over Rs. 200 Crore has been created for setting up of the Steel Research and Technology Mission of India (SRTMI), with the objective of making India self-reliant in special steels and making the country a metallurgical hub. In view of the challenging time, cooperation and collaboration is the only way out. SRTMI, as conceptualized by a high-level vernment task force, will carry out research and development particularly in areas of national importance in the domain of Iron & Steel and actively pursue creation of new facilities and institutes and help in augmenting human resource for engagement in the steel industry.  India is already on a path to achieving 300 million metric tons of steel production by 2025, and SRTMI is ing to play a pivotal role in achieving the objective.

I believe that SRTMI will foster a synergy between industries, research organizations and academia and create an ecosystem for high quality R&D in Steel Sector and generate quality human resource which is imperative to face current and future challenges. I know that this is just the beginning and, make no mistake, there is a daunting task ahead. But at the same time with our sincere and concerted effort, we can surely rise to the level of eminence in R&D, combined with design and manufacturing capabilities along with indigenous expertise to develop state-of-art equipments and systems which shall enable us to collaborate and compete with the best in the world as equals and even leaders of technology. The absolute aim of SRTMI is to be a prime contributor towards accomplishing the vision of India as a global leader in Iron and Steel arena.

Message from Member Secretary,  Governing Board and Acting Director, SRTMI

Shri S.S. Mohanty,         Member Secretary,  Governing Board & Actg. Director, SRTMI 

In India, the steel industry is passing through challenging phase. For long, the Indian steel sector has been relative insular, however, it will increasingly be impacted by developments in global steel, raw materials and energy spaces. Competitiveness is imperative for survival and success. Against this backdrop, the issue of utmost importance is the R&D intervention to find out techno-economic solutions to problems being faced by the industry through dedicated national R&D programmes, keeping in view the global experience. It could not be the more appropriate time that all the stakeholders of Indian Steel Industry have joined hands to form “SRTMI”, a platform to boost R&D in steel sector. The SRTMI aims at increasing investment on Research & Development in the steel sector from present level of 0.2-0.3 % of turnover progressively towards the international benchmark of 1-2 % of turnover. SRTMI will carry out R&D in priority areas of national importance covering best usage of available raw materials & conservation of natural resources, optimum energy conservation & minimum emissions, innovations and in-house development of design, engineering & manufacturing facilities of key steel plant equipment.

It is my firm belief that SRTMI will infuse a much needed sustainable culture of cooperation and collaboration among industry, academia, research organisations and vernment. I am confident that SRTMI will give significant boost to concerted R&D efforts with the objective to bring Indian Steel Sector in forefront of Global Steel Scenario.   

Message from Secretary, Steel

Smt. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Ministry of Steel

A new steel policy is on the anvil to facilitate increase in steel production to the level of 300 MT per annum. The aspirations are to achieve this by 2025. The policy aims to develop the Indian steel industry into a global leader in terms of production, technology, quality and efficiency. The growth cannot be sustained without a strong backbone of indigenous research, development and manufacturing capability.  With this background, the immediate need of aggressive R & D efforts to step up India’s R&D expenditure and also to create state-of-art manufacturing capabilities based on indigenous resources cannot be overemphasized.

It could not be more apt that Ministry of Steel has taken full cognizance of the technological scenario in Indian Steel Industry and has initiated a fresh move for preparation of a comprehensive blue print for promotion of R & D in Iron & steel Sector. To bring in all the stake-holders into one platform and promote steel research on themes of critical and vital national importance, an institutional platform called “Steel Research and Technology Mission of India” has been established. The objective of SRTMI will be to spearhead R&D of national importance in iron & steel, creating state-of-art facilities to conduct cutting-edge research and develop expertise; and bolster a tripartite synergy amongst industry, national R&D laboratories and academic institutes.

I have full confidence that SRTMI, an industry-led initiative in association with the Steel Ministry, will come as a much needed platform to promote collaborative research programmes in steel sector. As rightly remarked by Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Honble’ Union Minister of Steel, Mines, Labour & Employment, SRTMI will be steel industry’s contribution to ‘Make in India, Made in India’ initiative.

Message from Chairman, Governing Board of SRTMI

Shri P.K.Singh, Chairman, SAIL

I am happy that a long felt need has been addressed with the creation of Steel Research and Technology Mission of India (SRTMI). A corpus of over Rs. 200 Crore has been created for setting up of the Steel Research and Technology Mission of India (SRTMI), with the objective of making India self-reliant in special steels and making the country a metallurgical hub. In view of the challenging time, cooperation and collaboration is the only way out. SRTMI, as conceptualized by a high-level vernment task force, will carry out research and development particularly in areas of national importance in the domain of Iron & Steel and actively pursue creation of new facilities and institutes and help in augmenting human resource for engagement in the steel industry.  India is already on a path to achieving 300 million metric tons of steel production by 2025, and SRTMI is ing to play a pivotal role in achieving the objective.

I believe that SRTMI will foster a synergy between industries, research organizations and academia and create an ecosystem for high quality R&D in Steel Sector and generate quality human resource which is imperative to face current and future challenges. I know that this is just the beginning and, make no mistake, there is a daunting task ahead. But at the same time with our sincere and concerted effort, we can surely rise to the level of eminence in R&D, combined with design and manufacturing capabilities along with indigenous expertise to develop state-of-art equipments and systems which shall enable us to collaborate and compete with the best in the world as equals and even leaders of technology. The absolute aim of SRTMI is to be a prime contributor towards accomplishing the vision of India as a global leader in Iron and Steel arena.

Message from Member Secretary,  Governing Board and Acting Director, SRTMI

Shri S.S. Mohanty,         Member Secretary,  Governing Board & Actg. Director, SRTMI 

In India, the steel industry is passing through challenging phase. For long, the Indian steel sector has been relative insular, however, it will increasingly be impacted by developments in global steel, raw materials and energy spaces. Competitiveness is imperative for survival and success. Against this backdrop, the issue of utmost importance is the R&D intervention to find out techno-economic solutions to problems being faced by the industry through dedicated national R&D programmes, keeping in view the global experience. It could not be the more appropriate time that all the stakeholders of Indian Steel Industry have joined hands to form “SRTMI”, a platform to boost R&D in steel sector. The SRTMI aims at increasing investment on Research & Development in the steel sector from present level of 0.2-0.3 % of turnover progressively towards the international benchmark of 1-2 % of turnover. SRTMI will carry out R&D in priority areas of national importance covering best usage of available raw materials & conservation of natural resources, optimum energy conservation & minimum emissions, innovations and in-house development of design, engineering & manufacturing facilities of key steel plant equipment.

It is my firm belief that SRTMI will infuse a much needed sustainable culture of cooperation and collaboration among industry, academia, research organisations and vernment. I am confident that SRTMI will give significant boost to concerted R&D efforts with the objective to bring Indian Steel Sector in forefront of Global Steel Scenario.