The steel ministry of India has embarked on a prodigious endeavor, soliciting research and development proposals for the integration of green hydrogen into the realm of iron and steel production. With an allocated budget of 4.55 billion rupees under the National Green Hydrogen Mission, the ministry envisions utilizing these funds for pioneering research, development, demonstration, and the establishment of pilot plants to facilitate the production and utilization of hydrogen within the iron and steel manufacturing processes. Potential initiatives that could benefit from the available funding include the implementation of hydrogen-based direct reduced iron (DRI), the reimagining of electric arc furnaces (EAF) to incorporate hydrogen-based DRI, including the transfer of hot DRI to EAF. Additionally, the adaptation of existing DRI plants to partially or entirely replace the current energy and reduction sources with hydrogen, as well as the modification of design, technology, and machinery to accommodate hydrogen usage in blast furnaces, are considered viable projects for support. The ministry, in its quest for progress, awaits the submission of proposals encompassing the aforementioned initiatives, accompanied by an indicative budget for thorough consideration prior to the commencement of the formal process of issuing a scheme. By fostering collaboration and innovation in the steel sector, the ministry aims to pave the way for the integration of green hydrogen and contribute to the overarching goal of decarbonizing operations within the industry.