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India - Steel industry has undergone change - Mr PK Mishra

The two day national seminar on emerging trends in iron and steel technology, jointly organised by the department of metallurgical engineering, Institute of Technology of Banaras Hindu University and UGC Academic Staff College at the university began on Saturday.

Inaugurating the seminar, Mr PK Misra secretary, ministry of steel said that there had been a considerable change in the basic structure of steel industry due to rapid technological development. Saying such developments had led to a paradigm shift in the way steel was made, the price, quality and range of products generated, he also informed that the industry was faced with a wide range of environmental concerns related to high energy requirements, material usage and the byproducts generated.

Presiding over the inaugural function, Mr DP Singh BHU vice chancellor emphasized on the need for exploring the scope of new technologies and research for iron and steel, which is both user and environment-friendly for its sustainable development.

Earlier, convener of seminar Mr S Majumdar while highlighting the objective of the program said that it would not only discuss the recent changes and explore the scope for new technologies but also focus on emerging trends in iron and steel technologies.

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