Removal of Barriers to Energy Efficiency Improvement in the Steel Rerolling Mill Sector

Project Summary

This project seeks to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by providing technical assistance to small and medium-sized steel rerolling mills in India that will enable them to adopt more energy efficient and environmentally friendly technologies. For capacity building and information dissemination, the Ministry of Steel will establish a center for training, information and capacity strengthening on a sustained basis. It will also develop institutional linkages with energy-service companies for providing off-the-shelf technologies from international equipment vendors. These actions, together with investment support provided by the Banking Sector are expected to result in a transformed and efficient steel re-rolling sector.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Steel
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
280,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,750,000 USD
Co-financing Total
25,110,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
564,280 USD
Total Cost 32,140,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
14 Dec 2000
Concept Approved
01 May 2003
Project Approved for Implementation
11 Feb 2004
Project closed
31 Dec 2010