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CII launches National Mission on "War Against Corrosion"
Feb 27, 2023

CII launches National Mission on “War Against Corrosion.”

CII & Jindal Stainless sign MoU to work together on this National Mission


Industrialization, sustainability push, growth of infrastructure requires better corrosion management practices in India said Chief guest, Padma Bhushan Dr V K Saraswat, Member, NITI Aayog, during the Mission launch session on “War Against Corrosion”. While releasing the CII Mission Report on War Against Corrosion, Dr. Saraswat said, “The role played by Indian industry will be central to the country's progress and success as a nation. In his address Dr. Saraswat said that NITI AAYOG and CII will form a high-level Task Force in line with CII National Mission on War Against Corrosion and would work together to the success of this national mission.


Smt. Ruchika Chaudhry Govil, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Govt of India, applauding the CII initiative said launch of national mission is most appropriate forum in the fight against corrosion and it would be imperative to be involved in this mission as Steel is an important sector in the fight against corrosion. She said that The Indian steel industry has entered a new development stage, post de-regulation, riding high on the resurgent economy and rising demand for steel. Promoting policies and initiatives for attaining corrosion free nation should be the goal of industries and thus wishes CII and its partnership on national mission on corrosion management to achieve milestones.

In a bid to support the National Mission on War Against Corrosion, Jindal Stainless today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Confederation of India Industry (CII).  Applauding this move, MD, Jindal Stainless, Mr Abhyuday Jindal, said, “Corrosion affects all walks of our life, from the safety of infrastructure and loss of capital investment to contamination of ingestible and pollution precipitation. As per estimates, every year, corrosion costs India about 4% of its GDP. The maintenance and replacement of assets affected by corrosion are major deterrents to the growth of our economy. Since its inception, Jindal Stainless has been working towards this cause in various capacities, from sensitizing our stakeholders, fabricators, and other industries, to enhancing awareness across various legs of the government and key decision-makers. This partnership with CII is a natural alliance towards our core objective.”

Addressing the audience, Chairman CII – Corrosion Management Committee, Formerly Distinguished Scientist, Chairman & Chief Executive, Heavy Water Board, Department of Atomic Energy & Vice Chancellor, VIT Bhopal University, Dr U Kamachi Mudali said that as India is growing to a faster pace and expecting to be the one of the powerful nations would need Natural Resources: With more industrialization, growth in public infra-structures, initiatives like Smart City, Solar Mission, Electric Mobility, Energy & Resource Efficiency, Sustainability etc would call for better management of corrosion so that the life expectancy, safety, reliability etc can be enhanced and overall life cycle cost can be reduced. Towards this, corrosion and mitigation of corrosion loss will have a major share in the social and economic growth of the country. Dr. Mudali stated about the establishment of the CII Corrosion Management Committee and the journey of CII-CMC from 2007 to 2023 along with the achievements. In continuation to the initiatives of CMC, Dr. Mudali informed about the new initiative of CMC of corrosion management by transforming it into “National Mission” covering all relevant sectors.

As per the mission objective CII - Corrosion Management Division (CMD) will work as a nodal agency to promote corrosion management practices across sectors in the country. It is estimated that 25-30% of corrosion could be prevented by following these measures and the life of equipment can be extended up to 250%. The CII National Mission on Corrosion Management will work on following goals:

Goal 1: To develop National Policies and Procedures in discussion with all stakeholders including NITI AAYOG and other concerned Government departments which helps mitigate economic losses & spur Nation Builders.

Goal 2: To facilitate the provision of corrosion expertise to governments, industries, and communities.

Goal 3: To prepare and make available corrosion-related standards/regulations etc.

Goal 4: To raise public awareness of corrosion and its mitigation.

Goal 5: To identify/develop best practices in corrosion management.

Goal 6: Promote the use of anti-corrosion solutions, products, and technology.

The launch session was attended by various stakeholders representing industry, institutions, academics, PSUs, Research organisations, technology providers and members of CII – Corrosion Management Committee


February 27, 2023

New Delhi

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