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The data shows state-run SAIL's contribution to the country's overall output during March increased to 1.40 MT from 1.27 MT in the year-ago period.
RINL's output rose 23.9 per cent to 0.472 MT as against 0.381 MT in March 2017.
According to World Steel Organisation (worldsteel), India outstripped Asian industrial giant Japan to become the second largest steel producer as its steel output grew 3.43 per cent to 8.43 MT in February against 8.29 MT of the latter.
In May last, the Cabinet approved a new policy that aims to achieve steel making capacity of 300 MT by 2030 with an additional investment of Rs 10 lakh crore.
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