The Steel Ministry will soon set up a Safety Directorate that will oversee the safety standards in the steel industry.
Steel Minister Birender Singh said the safety directorate would be operational soon, an official statement said.
Singh also said that a National Scrap Policy is also being drafted, which will be ready in a few months. This will make available nearly 7 million tonne scrap in the country. At present, the requirement of scrap is around 8.3 million tonnes and most of it is met with scrap imports.