SAIL undertakes expansion of 5 steel plants

The five integrated steel plants are at Bhilai, Bokaro, Rourkela, Durgapur and Burnpur and a special steel plant at Salem

Mar 19, 2015 05:03 IST India Infoline News Service

SAIL (Steel Authority of India Ltd) has undertaken modernisation and expansion at five of its steel plants to augment its crude steel production capacity to 21.4 MTPA, Minister of State for Steel and Mines Vishnu Deo Sai said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.

The five integrated steel plants are at Bhilai, Bokaro, Rourkela, Durgapur and Burnpur and a special steel plant at Salem, Minister added.

The investment for the current phase of expansion is expected to be Rs. 61,870 crore.

The minister further said a provision of Rs 10,264 crore has been made towards investment in existing mines and development of Rowghat mine.

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