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Iron and Steel Sector


Pollution in Sponge Iron Industry

Sponge iron process will dominate Indian Steel Sector very soon. But its manufacturing process, based on coal, is highly polluting. The repercussions are already visible near sponge iron factories. Public rage is widespread.

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Pollution in Sponge Iron Industry

By: Sanjeev Kumar Kanchan

Sponge iron process will dominate Indian Steel Sector very soon. But its manufacturing process, based on coal, is highly polluting. The repercussions are a;ready visible near sponge iron factories. Public rage is widespread.

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Green Rating of Indian Iron and Steel Sector

India is world's fourth largest steel producer. The demand for iron and steel in the country is growing exponentially owing to rapid industrialization and infrastructural demand.  But steel sector is also highly polluting and is categorized as one of the most polluting sector among 17 sectors identified by Central Pollution Control Board.

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