Modernisation of 5 SAIL plants to enhance capacity, Rs 2,371 Cr allotted to Salem Unit: Steel Min

New Delhi: Union Minister for Steel Dharmendra Pradhan said that decision for improvement and development of infrastructure in steel plants of Public Sector Unit categories are taken by the concerned Public Sector Undertakings depending on their financial position and market dynamics. 

Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) had undertaken modernisation and expansion of its five integrated steel plants at Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), Bokaro (Jharkhand), Rourkela (Odisha), Durgapur (West Bengal) and Burnpur (West Bengal) and the Special Steel Plant at Salem (Tamil Nadu) to enhance the crude steel capacity from 12.8 million ton per annum (MTPA) to 21.4 MTPA. 

As part of the SAIL modernisation and expansion project, an investment of Rs 2,371 crore was made in Salem Steel Plant to set up a new Steel Melt Shop and enhance the capacity of Cold Rolling Mill.

This information was given by the Union Minister for Steel Dharmendra  Pradhan in a written reply in the Lok  Sabha today.


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