The Indian steel industry has over the years, undertaken cost-effective and environment-friendly production of steel through the adoption of state-of-the-art technologies and research. The Indian steel industry is addressing the energy & environment issues through the adoption of energy-efficient & environment-friendly technologies in the plants through technological up-gradation. These measures undertaken by the Indian steel industry have also resulted in improvement in energy efficiency and reduction in Green House Gas (GHG) emission.
While steel companies are themselves addressing the issues, the Ministry of Steel has facilitated improvement in the energy & environment scenario of steel plants through various mechanisms. Ministry of Steel is providing financial assistance to the industry, CSIR laboratories & academia for carrying out research in the iron & steel sector. Ministry of Steel has also facilitated the adoption of the technologies for harnessing waste heat and reducing carbon footprint in the integrated steel plants in collaboration with the Government of Japan. Ministry of Steel has also facilitated the adoption of technologies for enhancing energy efficiency and reducing carbon footprint in the smaller steel plants in association with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
There are two training institutes under the administrative control of Ministry of Steel. Biju Patnaik National Steel Institute (BPNSI), Puri, Odisha and National Institute of Secondary Steel Technology (NISST), Mandi Gobindgarh, Punjab. These Institutes conduct short term training, workshops, seminars in the field of steel technology.