Sustainability issues are going to play a decisive role in determining the future growth and expansion of the steel industry. India has had large scale imports this year. Imports from China rose by 1,831 percent in the first half of this fiscal. The ministry is of the opinion that we should have sufficient capactiy to meet our demand. Unfortunately, the trend for the past two-three years is just the reverse, wherein India is turning into a net importer of steel. The demand for steel in India is increasing as a result of large scale investment in housing, infrastructure and increase in production of automobiles.