Govt notifies steel scrap recycling policy, says Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

The government has notified a Steel Scrap Recycling Policy (SSRP) to provide for a framework to facilitate and promote establishment of metal scrapping centers in India for scientific processing and recycling

Press Trust of India November 18, 2019 13:53:59 IST
Govt notifies steel scrap recycling policy, says Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan
  • The government has notified a Steel Scrap Recycling Policy (SSRP) to provide for a framework to facilitate and promote establishment of metal scrapping centers in India for scientific processing and recycling

  • Union Steel and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said in Lok Sabha that the policy framework provides standard guidelines for collection, dismantling and shredding activities in an organised, safe and environmentally sound manner

  • Pradhan said the policy prescribes guidelines for setting up and responsibilities of dismantling centre and scrap processing centre, roles of aggregators and responsibilities of the government, manufacturer and owner

New Delhi: The government has notified a Steel Scrap Recycling Policy (SSRP) to provide for a framework to facilitate and promote establishment of metal scrapping centers in India for scientific processing and recycling.

Union Steel and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said in Lok Sabha that the policy framework provides standard guidelines for collection, dismantling and shredding
activities in an organised, safe and environmentally sound manner.

"The Steel Scrap Recycling Policy has been notified in the Gazette of India vide No. 354 dated 7 November, 2019. The policy provides a framework to facilitate and promote the establishment of metal scrapping centers in India for scientific processing and recycling of ferrous scrap generated from various sources and a variety of products," he said during Question Hour.

Govt notifies steel scrap recycling policy says Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

File image of Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Image courtesy: PIB

Pradhan said the policy prescribes guidelines for setting up and responsibilities of dismantling centre and scrap processing centre, roles of aggregators and responsibilities of the government, manufacturer and owner.

"The Steel Scrap Recycling Policy does not envisage setting up of scrap centres in the country by the government. The role of government is to provide a framework to
facilitate and promote the establishment of metal scrapping centres in the country," he said.

The minister said the government has not fixed any incentive on sale of scrap. This will be governed by guidelines and market conditions prevailing at the time of sale of scrap.

The other ministries involved in sanctioning of scrap centres are Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, he said.

Replying to a separate question, Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel said the Ministry of Tourism is developing thematic circuits in the country under its scheme of 'Swadesh Darshan' in a planned and prioritised manner.

The projects for development under the scheme are identified in consultation with state governments or Union Territory Administrations or central agencies and are sanctioned subject to availability of funds, submission of suitable detailed project reports, their adherence to relevant scheme guidelines and utilisation of funds released earlier, he said.

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