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Government of India
Ministry of Steel
20 DEC 2021 5:38PM by PIB Delhi
Reduction of Carbon Emissions from Steel Plants

Iron and Steel sector is a deregulated sector and steel plants have been set up besides expansion and modernization undertaken by adopting best available technologies.

With the widespread adoption of Best Available Technologies (BAT), the steel plants have reduced their specific energy consumption substantially leading to the proportionate reduction in the carbon emission intensity. The average CO2 emission intensity of the Indian steel industry has reduced from 3.1 T/tcs in 2005 to around 2.6 T/tcs by 2020 and on track to achieve the projected target of 2.4 T/tcs well before 2030.

This information was given by The Minister of Steel Shri Ram Chandra Prasad Singh in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.