Setting up of Steel Plants in Himachal Pradesh




The Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel, Shri A. Sai Prathap has said that Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has planned to set up one TMT Bar Mill at Steel Processing Unit (SPU) at Kandrori District Kangra in Himachal Pradesh with a capacity of 1,00, 000 tonnes per annum. The project is under execution and the expected date of completion is by first quarter of 2012. The possibility of setting up an additional SPU in Himachal Pradesh is being explored.

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today he said, a three member Committee had been constituted comprising of representatives from SAIL, Government of Himachal Pradesh and Confederation of Indian Industry to examine inter-alia activities towards expanding the manufacturing base of steel products in the State of Himachal Pradesh.

He said, as the Steel Processing Unit is at initial stage of execution, it is premature to comment upon the preference in employment to be given to any category.



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