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"Scrap usage in primary steel production to grow from 15% to 50% by 2047" - Steel minister

"Scrap usage in primary steel production to grow from 15% to 50% by 2047" - Steel minister

Material Recycling Association of India (MRAI hosted the 10th edition of the International Indian Material Recycling Conference #10thIMRC2023 from 2 - 4 February 2023 in Grand Hyatt Kochi, Bolgatty, Kerala. The biggest-ever meet of global recyclers saw 1800+ Delegates, including 450 Foreign Delegates from 38 countries.

Speaking at the Plenary Session Shri. Jyotiraditya Scindia,  Minister Ministry of Steel shared, "We are responsible as stakeholders for the generation that is yet to come, thus the material recycling sector is important. India's journey to the Amritkal will be visionary. 22% of our steel is produced through recycling but we need to include the informal sector for the development of the sector as well.  For our commitment to Net Zero by 2070, we can look at short term goals by using energy efficiency tools by 20% by 2030.

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari also spoke at the session on Role of Sustainability in India's Growth Trajectory of the day 2 . Dr.Harshadeep Kamble (IAS), Principal Secretary – Industry & Mines, Maharashtra State Government shared "MRAI has been doing commendable work as the Knowledge Partner towards defining the policy for the upcoming Circular Economy parks in Maharashtra". 
Mr. Sanjay Mehta, President, MRAI shared, 

" MRAI urges the government to enhance the usage of secondary steel in government infrastructure projects, announce circular economy recycling parks and its appropriate policies for their implementation which will gain importance in 2023. From sustainable development and climate change mitigation considerations, it is important that recycling is given clear focus and strong impetus in the industry sector.