Birender Singh, Minister of Steel has asked Manganese Ore India Limited (MOIL) to make significant contribution to Make in India by developing technology to meet Manganese requirement of batteries to be used in Electric Vehicles.
He was chairing mid-year review meeting of MOIL, a PSU under Ministry of Steel where he stated that the PSU must plan for building capacities in tungsten mining and production for strengthening manufacturing capabilities for defense production in India.
“Realizing the huge potential for e-rickshaws, e-tempos and e-cars in India, the company should innovate to find new uses of Manganese Ore, apart from steel making, dry cell batteries and paints. R&D efforts should aim for development of new technologies rather than updating or buying technologies from others,” Said the Steel Minister.
The meeting was attended by Secretary, Steel Dr. Aruna Sharma, senior officials from Ministry of Steel and top management of MOIL.