ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Steel Story

The Steel Story Bagaram Tulpule Engineering Change: India's Iron and Steel by K Krishna Moorthy, Technology Books, Madras; pp 434, Rs 250. HISTORY of the Indian iron and steel industry since independence has been a chequered one. The successful completion and commissioning of three one million tonne integrated steel plants early in the sixties and fruitful collaboration and transfer of technology from three distinct sources was no mean achievement. It held out promise of brighter things to come. Indeed, even before the original capacities of the three plants had operationally stabilised, their expansion was taken in hand. An additional new plant at Bokaro was conceived. With TISCO and IISCO also going in for expansion, a yearly ingot output of around 10 million tonnes from the integrated steel plants did not seem too distant.

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