Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal To Secure India’s 300 MT Steel Production Target

The central government has set a target to raise the country’s steelmaking capacity to 300 MT by 2030. And according to Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, the three eastern states of Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal will contribute in a big way in achieving this ambitious target.

Further, Pradhan quoted a statement issued by Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) pointing at the massive potential in the eastern region of the country and that a large part of production targets could be extracted from these three states.

As per the statement, Pradhan has discussed plans for the creation and development of steel clusters in the eastern region as one of his priority areas. In a tweet, the Union Minister who is on a three-day visit to Jharkhand said he wants to develop Bokaro as a steel hub. During this tour, the minister visited the Bokaro Steel Plant, SAIL’s Gua mines, Kiriburu iron ore mines, Mehgahatuburu iron ore mine and Bolani mine to review the performances of these units.

“Pradhan has also given directions to officials for further development of the mines to ensure iron ore supply security for SAIL steel plants,” the statement added.

Leave a comment