The details of State/Union Territory wise number of sponge iron plants operational during FY 2020-21 in the country, including Uttar Pradesh are as following:-
State/Union Territory wise details of Indian Sponge Iron Industry, 2020-21
|State/Union-territory||No of Units|
|Source: Joint Plant Committee (JPC)|
The total employment in the domestic sponge iron industry stood at about 85,000 during 2020-21 (Source: JPC).
Steel being a deregulated sector, specific decisions regarding setting up of the sponge iron industries are taken by individual steel companies/investors based on commercial considerations and market dynamics.
This information was given by the Union Minister for Steel Shri Ram Chandra Prasad Singh in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.