Steel Application Across Segments will see a Quantum Jump : Ram Chandra Prasad Singh

Ministry of Steel Presents National Metallurgist Award to Recognize Metallurgists in Iron & Steel Sector

The Steel Sector in India has traversed a fascinating journey from a mere one million tonne at the time of independence to 120 million tonnes in the last financial year said Shri Ram Chandra Prasad Singh here last evening in an official event to present National Metallurgist Award -2021.

The Union Steel Minister, Shri Ram Chandra Prasad Singh in his address elaborated that due to versatility and longevity of steel He foresees that steel application across segments will see a quantum jump. He also said that newer areas of usage such as increasing deployment of drone technology will provide ample opportunities to the steel players.

The Minister said, he expects Indigenous Research and Development in Iron and Steel Sector will rise to the next level and will be central to the growth of the sector in times to come.

The Secretary Steel, Shri Sanjay Singh said that Indian Steel Industry is on the cusp of transition. This phase of transition can only be driven by strong Research and Development, which would address the need for green steel, reduce carbon emission and efficiency in steel production.

Awardees of National Metallurgist Award have been shortlisted by Ministry of steel through a very well-conceived and transparent process by two stage mechanism of screening committee and selection committee. The applications for participation in award process were invited by the Ministry through a notification.

The following awardees were presented the award for 2021 by Hon’ble Union Minister of Steel –

S No.NameAward Category
1Sri Hemant Madhusudan NerurkarLifetime Achievement Award
2Sri B S MurtyNational Metallurgist Award
3Sri Gnanaprakasam BalachandranAward for R&D in Iron & Steel Sector
4Sri Pratik Swarup DashCertificate of Excellence (R&D in Iron & Steel Sector)
5Sri Ashok KamrajYoung Metallurgist (Metal Science) Award
6Ms Minal ShahYoung Metallurgist (Metal Science) Award

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