Bokaro: Minister of Steel Dharmendra Pradhan visited SAIL’s Bokaro Steel Plant, mines under SAIL’s Raw Materials Division and SAIL’s research & development centre for iron and steel (RDCIS) during his visit to Jharkhand. The operations in this plant and mines located in the eastern region are crucial to SAIL’s functioning. “In tandem with the country’s target of 300 MTPA steel production envisaged in the National Steel Policy 2017, SAIL is gearing up to augment its capacity. These units will play a vital role in realising this goal. SAIL meets its entire iron ore requirements from its captive mines and after expansion, these mines will play a greater role to fulfil the enhanced need for iron ore,” an official statement said.
Pradhan interacts with employees
During his visit, the minister witnessed and took keen interest in the steel production process. He interacted with the workmen, lauded them for their contribution and exhorted them to continue the good work. He stressed on the importance of team work and appealed to them to give highest priority to safety. Later in the afternoon, he held a meeting with senior officials of SAIL in which he reviewed the production performance, projects and CSR activities of the plant.
Stressing on Mission Purvodaya as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Pradhan underlined the importance of the eastern region of the country in driving the nation’s growth. Pradhan also visited different mines of Raw Materials Division (RMD), including Gua ore mines, Kiriburu iron ore mines, Mehgahatuburu iron ore mines, and Bolani ore mines. While visiting the mines, the minister took keen interest in understanding the mine operation and management. Pradhan also visited various CSR projects of SAIL around the mine area, which included Eklavya Archery Academy, Suwan Chhatravaas and Kiran women empowerment centre. He interacted with students and motivated them to excel in life. Pradhan gave directions to officials for further development of the mines to ensure iron ore supply security for SAIL steel plants.
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