Indian Metalworks Industry

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Metal work is an age-old tradition in India. Indian Metalworks Industry has been reigning successfully since last 5000 years from now. The beautiful image of the dancing girl from Mohanjodaro is one of the most outstanding works of the Indian Metalworks Industry.

Metal works in India had used a wide array of metals, such as, iron, copper, silver, and alloys like bronze, bell metal, white metal, and etc to manufacture items like pots, pan, utensils, photo frames, figurines of deities, mythological characters and animals.

Indian Metalworks Industry has reached the level of excellence in craftsmanship with its exclusive works. One of such example is the iron pillar at Mehrauli (Delhi) which belongs to the Mauryan. The craftsmen during Chola period mastered at bronze sculptures.

Traditional vessels of iron and brass are the specialty of Ladakh in Kashmir. Kashmir is also well-known for other metal works, especially the richly graven traditional household items such as, bowls, samovars, plates and trays. In 'Naqasi', epicurean floral and calligraphic designs are embossed on copper and silver pieces. Figurines of deities and household utensils are some popular metal works in Banaras.

A nomadic tribe called Godiya Lohar in Rajasthan crafts iron utensils for regular use and those who mastered in craftsmanship makes idols, lamps, and curios. Jaipur prides its craftsmanship in brass engraving and lacquering. Items carved out of these metals are photo frames, bowls, plates, boxes, and etc. The art of Koftagari or damascening work is is practiced at Alwar. Other states that bears fame for beautiful and ethnic metal works are Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Tamil Nadu.

Indian Metalworks Industry is growing at leaps and bounds in the steel manufacturing with an installation capacity of 36.12 million tonnes. Ore miners is one of the most well-established sector in this industry. Few companies that are engaged in iron mining are National Mineral Development Corporation, Kudremukh Iron Ore Co., and Essel Mining & Industries Ltd. India is also quite well-known for manufacturing coal based sponge iron. It has occupied 15 percent of the global output and Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. is the largest producer of the same in India with an installation capacity of 650,000 TPA.

Flat metal products are highly manufactured by SAIL, Tata Steel, Ispat Industries, Jindal Group of Industries, and Uttam Steel and Bhushan Steel.

Indian Metalworks Industry has acquired a commendable status not only in India but also in foreign states by selling its unique products in the local as well as in the global market.