India is world’s largest producer of sponge iron produced through direct reduction of iron-ore / iron pellet in the solid state.
Sponge iron is a spongy mass of iron which is a metallic product produced through direct reduction of iron ore/ iron pellet in the solid state. It is a substitute for scrap and is mainly used in making steel through the secondary route. The process of sponge iron making aims to remove the oxygen from iron ore or pellets.
Shivam Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. has also established blast furnace and is one of the largest manufacturers of steel through secondary route in Eastern India, fulfilling the steel needs of almost industry in this region and exports.