Ministry of Steel

The Ministry of Steel is an executive branch agency of the Government of India that is responsible for formulating all policies regarding steel production, distribution and pricing in India.[2] As of June 2019, the ministry is headed by a minister of cabinet rank, Dharmendra Pradhan and is assisted by a Minister of State, Faggan Singh Kulaste.

Ministry of Steel
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Agency overview
JurisdictionIndiaRepublic of India
HeadquartersMinistry of Steel
Udyog Bhawan
Dr. Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi,110011
New Delhi
Annual budget47.90 crore (US$6.7 million) (2018-19 est.)[1]
Ministers responsible

Functions of the ministryEdit

  • Coordination of data from various sources for the growth of the iron and steel industry in India
  • Formulation of policies in respect of production, pricing, distribution, import and export of iron & steel and ferro alloys
  • Planning and development of and assistance to the entire iron and steel industry in the country
  • Development of the input industries relating to iron ore, manganese ore, refractories and others required by the steel industry

Attached/subordinate offices and institutesEdit

  • Joint Plant Committee (JPC)
    • A select organisation whose goal is the promotion of steel, coordinating work of the main producers
  • National Institute of Secondary Steel Technology (NISST)
    • NISST aims to be a single source for all the requirements of the secondary steel sector
  • Biju Patnaik National Steel Institute
    • Situated in Puri, BPNSI is an institute of modern steel technology. It provides education and training, research and development, and consultancy to the steel sector.

Steel Consumers CouncilEdit

The members of the Steel Consumers Council[3][4][5][6][7][8][9] are nominated by the Minister of Steel & Mines. The tenure of the council was initially fixed for two years, and it was re-constituted on 25 February 2010. The term of the present council is up to 29 February 2012.[10][11]

Public sector undertakingsEdit

Cabinet ministersEdit


  1. ^ "Budget data" (PDF). 2019.
  2. ^ "Website of Ministry of Steel on National Portal of India". 20 January 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  3. ^ "India is the world's third-largest producer of crude steel". Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  4. ^ "India overtakes US as 3rd largest steel producer". Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Beni Prasad Verma promises 10 steel units in Uttar Pradesh". Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  6. ^ "18th national steel consumers council chaired by Cabinet Minister". Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  7. ^ "24th Meeting of Steel Consumer's Council Chaired by Steel Ministy [sic] Of India". 3 February 2014.
  8. ^ "24th Meeting of Steel Consumer's Council Circular". 3 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Formation of Steel Consumers Council" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  10. ^ "Boards Councils Committees". Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Steel Consumers Council". Retrieved 14 January 2016.

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