Should focus on increasing iron ore production
Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan visited the Corporate Office of NMDC Limited at Hyderabad yesterday, and reviewed NMDC’s performance. The Minister met CMD, Directors and employees of the company.
Shri Pradhan, during his interaction with the top management said, NMDC, being one of the largest mining companies in India, should focus on increasing iron ore production. This will have the benefit of keeping prices in check and ensuring equitable supply of raw material to all steel producers. He further asked NMDC to carry-out sustainable and responsible mining, using digital means. The Minister directed that the execution and commissioning of the ongoing projects especially NMDC Iron and Steel Plant (NISP) should be monitored regularly so that it can be completed on priority. Shri Pradhan also reviewed the Slurry Pipeline Project of NMDC.
Earlier CMD, NMDC Shri N. Baijendra Kumar welcomed the Minister and he apprised the Minister about NMDC’s performance. He also informed about progress of ongoing projects and assured that best efforts are put to ensure maximising productivity and profitability of the company.
Shri Binoy Kumar, Secretary (Steel), Smt Rasika Chaube, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Steel, functional directors of NMDC, senior officials of Ministry of Steel and NMDC were present during this meeting.