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Steel ministry seeks local steel use in govt projects

The ministry is also looking at a reduction in import duty on coking coal among other measures to improve its availability.

business Updated: Jan 17, 2017 23:10 IST
Government’s move will help boost the local steel industry hit by cheaper imports.
Government’s move will help boost the local steel industry hit by cheaper imports. (HT File Photo)

India’s steel ministry is in talks with other departments to make the use of local steel mandatory in all government infrastructure and construction projects, a government statement said, to help boost the local industry hit by cheaper imports.

The ministry is also looking at a reduction in import duty on coking coal among other measures to improve its availability.