Steel will remain the dominant material in the manufacture of cars even as environmental pressures lead to greater use of lightweight aluminum.

But aluminum is more expensive than steel and prices are considered more volatile. What's more, steel producers have not been sitting on their hands.

As Chhattisgarh advances to become the largest producer of thermal power, cement and sponge iron, this special report in Down To Earth finds out what affect this fast-paced industrialisation will have on the state and its people.

Beyond Doha Round technicalities, the broader economic debate is focused on

Department of Environment yesterday fined a steel mill Tk 5.63 lakh for polluting air by emitting toxic smoke at city's Bayezid Bostami area.
 
A team of the DoE, led by its Director (enforcement) Munir Chowdhury, imposed the penalty on Islam Steel Mills Limited in a drive under Operation Prevent Environment Crim

Discussion in Lok Sabha on illegal mining in various states.

Stop work order in POSCO dated 04th August 2010 with regard to diversion of 1253.225 ha of forest land for establishment of Integrated Steel Plant and Captive Port by POSCO-India Pvt. Ltd., Jagatsinghpur district of Orissa.

Open letter to Manmohan Singh

on the subject of nationalistation/resumption of iron ore mining valued at over two trillion dollars. 

Order of the High Court of Delhi in W.P. (C) 9120/2008 canceling a mining lease grant in Chhattisgarh to Pushp Steel and Mines Limited (PSML).

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