New Delhi: The Union Minister for Steel and Petroleum & Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan, visited the Rajhara mines of Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) yesterday on the second day of his Bhilai visit. He was accompanied by Chairman, Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL), Anil Kumar Chaudhary and other senior officials of SAIL and BSP. The Minister laid the foundation stone for ‘Ore Beneficiation Plant’ at the iron ore premises of Rajhara, which will augment the quality of iron ore supplied to the plant.
Pradhan also visited various mines sites of Rajhara and saw the technical, mining process of ore extraction. He planted a sapling at the Saptagiri Park at Rajhara.
Pradhan met the tribal students adopted by BSP at the BSP’s tribal student hostel and interacted with them. He also met twenty nursing students sponsored by SAIL-BSP. Every year twenty girls from the tribal region of Rowghat and Rajhara are adopted under BSP’s CSR (corporate social responsibility) activities. These students are provided free of cost education, boarding, lodging and study materials. The Minister also met the students and teachers of the English medium school run by the Plant and DAV in the Antagarh region.
Apart from this, he also witnessed and praised the exhibition put by BSP, of the CSR activities undertaken by them at Rajhara, its peripheral areas and at Rowghat. Pradhan also took stock of the CSR activities underway at the mines and also met and held talks with the representatives of worker’s unions.
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