New Delhi: Union Minister of Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan, visited the Steel Authority of India (SAIL) Iron & Steel Company (IISCO) Plant and Durgapur Steel Plant situated in Burnpur and Durgapur in West Bengal on Friday, 18th December. During his visit, the Steel Minister Pradhan reviewed the performance of both Plants and took keen interest in the performance and various products produced from the modernised mills of these steel plants, according to a press communication from the Ministry of Steel.
Outlining the role of SAIL Plants based in the eastern region of the country in Mission Purvodaya, the Steel Minister said, “Both IISCO and Durgapur steel plants of SAIL have an important role to play in the development of the eastern region as well as the nation. They are important players not only for the region but for the nation as a whole. Under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mission Purvodaya will facilitate unleashing the true potential of the eastern region in the development of the nation. These integrated and modernised steel plants must work towards creating a sustainable production model which also facilitates the growth of downstream industries in and around the region.”
The Steel Ministry stated that Minister Pradhan had launched the ‘Mission Purvodaya’ in the steel sector wherein he had stressed driving the growth of eastern India through the creation of an integrated steel hub and adding significantly to the country’s steel-making capacity.
The Steel Minister visited the Blast Furnace, Bar Mill, and the Universal Structural Mill at the IISCO Steel Plant and, while visiting the Durgapur Steel Plant, went to the Bloom-cum-Round-Caster, the Wheel & Axle Plant, and the Medium Structural Mill. The Steel Minister interacted with employees during his visit and exhorted them to put in concerted efforts in enhancing the performance of the plants. Pradhan said, “Many of the products of these two steel plants are already contributing towards imports substitution and strengthening the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ mission. The way forward should continue to emphasise ‘vocal for local’.”
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