Modernisation of SAIL Steel Plants
By PIB Delhi
Decision for improvement / 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 Limited (SAIL) had undertaken modernisation and expansion of its five integrated steel plants at Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), Bokaro (Jharkhand), Rourkela (Odisha), Durgapur (West Bengal) & Burnpur (West Bengal) and Special Steel Plant at Salem (Tamil Nadu) to enhance the crude steel capacity from 12.8 Million tonne per annum (MTPA) to 21.4 MTPA.
As part of the SAIL modernisation and expansion project, an investment of Rs.2371/- 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 Shri Dharmendra Pradhan in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.