外文标题：India must surpass China in steel production: Modi
ROURKELA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday linked steel production to India's defence preparedness and said India cannot afford to lag behind China in this field.
"We have surpassed the US. China is ahead of us. We must also surpass them," Modi said at a public meeting as he dedicated the expanded and modernized Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) to the nation.
China is the largest steel producer with a capacity of over 700 million tonne, which is nine times more than India's 80 million tonne.
The Centre has set a target of 300 million tonne steel production by 2025 to become the second largest steel producer globally.
"Our workforce is below 35 years old and can work hard to achieve this dream," Modi told a gathering of over 50,000 people.
The annual steel production at RSP is expected to rise to 4.5 million tonne per annum from two million after the latest expansion done at a cost of Rs 12,000 crore.
Talking is so easy and cheap.
China is dumping its steel in India .Import duty on steel to be raised to discourage imports
This is very move from Modi for his make in India dream to come true.
KRISHNA NAND TEWARI (Unknown)
Our PM has one great quality -always thinks BIG .
G Ananthapadmanabhan (Bengaluru)
Let us not worry tomuch on this
Manoj S (Kerala (now in Delhi))
But steel companies are already facing problem... many mall steel companies in india like Factor steel stopped production due to low price and lack of demand for auto companies
J.K.Ahuja Ahuja (Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh)
Why does our PM in every matter compare us with China, the latter is a semi-autocratic-one party country,with no democracy, therefore they can get away with many things which in our country is not possible. Why does he not talk of surpassing USA, a democratic country. Maybe he does not want to offend the American Gov't, who have recently lifted their previous sanctions imposed on him.
Bathmavathi hariram (Peace)
We hope MR. PM. dreams come true, but not easy by to overcome China in all aspect, China very head in all aspect,china infrastructure is good, this agreed by western country's also.India politician will never allow the country to developed. that's what we are seeing today.