Little did the world know that the introduction of a new steelmaking technology was poised to revolutionize steel industry. The steel mills in other countries were lagging behind the United States, who still remained the king of steel.
There were vast untapped resources of iron in the West. The United States produced only one-fifth of the total iron that England had produced. Post the Civil War, however, American industrialists focused on the Bessemer process and gave birth to a steel industry that would reap more profits than the Gold Rush of 1849. American steel would be used to build roads, bridges, and railway tracks across the country.
There were two breakthroughs in Europe that put the continent on the map with regards to steel production. England was never the same again.
Gone were the days of the ancient iron and steel weapons. Fast forward to the age of powerful and beautifully-crafted swords. Swords were being made around the world.
Believe it or not, the first pieces of iron found on Earth actually fell from the sky! It all began when British archaeologist Howard Carter found the infamous King Tutankhamun’s tomb and noticed the iron dagger.
Steel, as we know it, is widely used to build skyscrapers, bridges, and other infrastructure. But there is a long history associated with the production of steel, and the numerous iterations and trial-and-errors it took to perfect the product. Modern steel contains 98-99% of iron, with rest being composed of carbon, which gives steel its tensile strength.
Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, is one of India’s most progressive and developed cities. Fondly referred to as the “Garden City of India”, Bangalore is blessed with pleasant weather that sustains throughout the year.
Karnataka is one of the richest states in India when it comes to mineral resources. A leading industrialized state of the country, the steel industry, plays a pivotal role in its growth and development.
The last few years have seen the Indian steel sector facing many problems. Despite the hardships, India was the third largest producer of steel in the world for the year 2017. Domestic availability of iron ore and cost-effective labor has propelled the Indian steel sector towards growth.