ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Strategies to Counter Drought

Quality and Pricing' covers familiar ground. Like India, China is also (and even more) internationally competitive in steel. One point that is not sufficiently stressed is the relation between growth of demand and technological development and diffusion. In this reviewer' s view, China's technological dynamism in steel and in contrast, India's technological dependence, can largely be explained in terms of the fact that in contrast to India, steel capacity has been growing steadily in China since 1949 in response to rising demand for steel. It is this that has given Chinese technologists, scientists, engineers and workers ample opportunities to replicate and update plants, engage in reverse engineering, commercialise R and D results (e g, coal dust injection systems, etc). Indeed, Chinese small blast furnace designs and coal dust injection systems technology have been imported by Simplex Engineering (Bhilai) and MECON respectively.

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