Use steel for drinking water projects - Steel Secretary
Times of India reported that India’s ministry of steel will give a major push for consumption of steel in the infrastructure sector in general and drinking water schemes of ministries concerned in particular. Mrs Aruna Sharma, secretary said “The ministry will popularize use of ductile iron (DI) pipes commonly used for potable water transmission and distribution. This will also help ministry achieve a target of 150 million tonnes of steel use by 2020 against 126 million tonnes use now and increase per capita use of steel.”
Aruna told reporters that KIOCL Ltd will aid DI pipe production once its blast furnace unit is overhauled with an annual production of 2 lakh tonnes of DI pipes per annum.
With DI pipes found suitable to provide clean potable water to stakeholders, units such as KIOCL, which will become the third such plant in India to manufacture these pipes, will play a pivotal role in enhancing steel consumption.
Source : Times of India