PMAI is the official industry body of Pellets Manufacturers in India. It was set up in March 2013 with a fundamental premise to have a common forum for its members to share and exchange each other’s views and problems, to promote and protect the interests of the Indian Pellet Industry, including all its stake-holders. PMAI members include stand-alone Pellet plants as well units producing down-stream products like Sponge iron and finished Steel.
The Association, in its multi-dimensional role, represents the Indian Pellet Industry and provides a common platform for regular interface with the Government of India and other regulatory authorities.
The Nodal Ministry for pellets is steel. Most of the policies for growth of pellet industry in India are initiated and implemented by Ministry of Steel. However, PMAI maintains very close linkages with other Ministries like Mines (matters related to Iron ore supply to pellet plants), Commerce (for Import/Export of Pellets, Iron ore etc.), Railways (for freight and logistics of movement of Iron Ore and Pellets), Environment & Forest (for clearances in setting up a pellet plant, mines capacity etc.), Finance (for duties, customs, excise etc.), Petroleum & Natural Gas (for supply of light diesel oil, natural gas etc.). PMAI has always been getting full support and encouragement from its parent ministry, steel and with all other ministries mentioned above.
The Association concentrates on market development, compilation and dissemination of industrial data and technical and commercial information, relevant to the pellets industry in the overall value chain from mines to Steel. PMAI endeavors to provide essential information for decision making in the current fast changing business environment.
In the current economic scenario, the Association maintains a coherent plan, which represents in totality, the requirements and concerns faced by the Pellet industry.
PMAI plays a significant role in order to project and ensure the continued development and growth of the pellet industry in India.