Agriculture is the backbone of Indian economy. Around 85 percent of the population is directly or indirectly dependent on agriculture and almost 26 percent of India's GDP comes from agriculture. More than a profession or a business, agriculture is India's culture.

The strong interaction of the steel industry and the environment is related to the large volumes of matter that are handled by the Steel Industry. The steel plant is a huge logistical hub, where iron is not the major stream in terms of mass. Water, carbon dioxide (CO2) and steam put together outweighs steel by almost a factor of 10 in the output streams of a typical integrated steel plant.