As per the World Bank, India has made a substantial effort in attempting to address environmental challenges. It has endorsed rigorous environmental legislation and has created relevant institutions to monitor and enforce legislation. In response to the threat of climate change, the Prime Minister’s National Council on Climate Change issued India’s first comprehensive National Action Plan.
Downstream beneficiation and mineral wealth capture present significant hurdles for Africa’s iron and steel industries. Ross Harvey, Senior Research Fellow, Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme, South African Institute of International Affairs, spoke to Metal Bulletin Events about what African countries and governments need to be aware of in achieving such developments.
The Italian and European steel sectors still offer many opportunities. Also for India, says Emanuele Morandi, President of Siderweb (the Italian Iron and Steel Community) and Managing Director of Made in Steel (the conference & exhibition of the steel Industry).
The name has changed and so has the game, and with it the growth trajectory of Tata Steel Processing and Distribution (TSPDL), India’s largest steel service centre. A wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Steel, TSPDL’s turnover has jumped from Rs18 million in 1997-98 — when it came into being as Tata Ryerson — to Rs16.4 billion in 2012-13 on the back of unrelenting customer focus, innovative processes and a driving ambition to get better all the time. In this interview with Christabelle Noronha, TSPDL’s managing director, Sandipan Chakravortty, talks about the organisation’s evolution, the reinvention that has enabled it to stay ahead of the competition, and how it is gearing up for a brighter future.