The Ministry of Steel, a branch of Government of India, is the apex body for formulating all policies regarding steel production, distribution and pricing in India. As of November 2009, the ministry is headed by a minister of Cabinet rank, Virbhadra Singh, and is assisted by a Minister of State, A Sai Prathap.
Functions of the Ministry
Coordination of data from various sources for the growth of the iron and steel industry
Formulation of policies in respect of production, pricing, distribution, import and export of iron & steel and ferro alloys
Planning and development of and assistance to the entire iron and steel industry in the country
Development of the input industries relating to iron ore, manganese ore, refractories and others required by the steel industry
Attached/Subordinate Offices and Institutes
Joint Plant Committee
A select organization whose goal is the promotion of steel, coordinating work of the main producers
NISST aims to be a single source for all the requirements of the secondary steel sector
Situated in Puri, BPNSI is an institute of modern steel technology. It provides education and training, research and development, and consultancy to the Steel Sector.