Discrimination faced by Mumbaikars...

If the housing societies in Mumbai (Bombay) are only meant for families (married couples), then the government of Maharashtra should make marriage compulsory in the state/city.
Or else the government should tell its citizens where will Unmarried, Divorcees, Bachelors, Spinsters live in the city of skyscrapers or is Bombay only for those who have families.
This is one of the greatest mental blocks of Mumbaikars, who otherwise want to bask in the FALSE HALO of Cosmopolitanism.
This disease (of not giving apartments to Bachelors, Muslims, etc on rent) is specially prevalent in housing societies where the Gujaratis, Marathis and North Indians (to some extent) abound; while the rest of the population is more or less okay with the concept.
The government of Maharashtra should take this matter seriously and devise laws to eradicate this malice ASAP, so that BOMBAY (and its suburbs) becomes free of discrimination based on Marital Status, Religion, etc. Or else the Honourable Supreme Court of India should step in, and give directions to the state or central governments -- so that the fundamental rights of its citizens enshrined in the constitution of India is not violated.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

India's steel consumption inches up by 0.7% in first quarter
NEW DELHI, 13 Jul, 2014: India's steel consumption grew by a mere 0.7 per cent during the first quarter of current fiscal to 18.82 million tonnes (MT). 

The country had consumed 18.69 MT steel in the April-June quarter of last fiscal, showed data compiled by Joint Plant Committee (JPC), a body under the Steel Ministry. 

In recent months, the rate of growth in consumption was the fastest at 3.4 per cent in April. It was 0.3 per cent in May and 0.9 per cent in June. 

Production of finished steel grew by 1.5 per cent during the period at 21.86 MT over the same period last year. SAILBSE -6.06 %, RINL, Tata SteelBSE -4.01 % and other major players cumulatively produced 11.34 MT clocking a growth of just two per cent, the JPC said. 

Contribution of mini and small firms' production rose by 0.3 per cent during the period. 

India, which became a net exporter of steel in recent times, exported 1.34 MT of finished steel during April-June period clocking a 18.5 per cent growth over a year ago. 

Imports also went up. During the period, India's import of finished steel saw a growth of 11.8 per cent to 1.49 MT. 

India's steel consumption grew by just 0.6 per cent in the 2013-14 fiscal, the slowest in at least four years, to 73.93 MT. Exports grew by 4.1 per cent at 5.59 MT, while imports were down by 31.3 per cent during the period 5.445 MT. 

India is the fourth largest steel maker in the world with 81 MT of production in last year. The sector contributes about two per cent of the country's GDP and employs over six lakh people. 

The Steel Ministry estimates that the country's consumption may go up to 176 MT by 2025-26 if the economy grows by 6.5 per cent during the period between now and 2025-26.

Courtesy: The Economic Times
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