Steel Minister visits steel plants in West Bengal

19 January 2021

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan visited SAIL’s IISCO Steel Plant (ISP) and Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) situated in Burnpur and Durgapur at West Bengal. During his visit, Shri Pradhan reviewed the performance of both the plants and took a keen interest in the performance and various products produced from the modernized mills of these steel plants. 

Outlining the role of SAIL Plants based in the eastern region of the Country in Mission Purvodaya, he said, “Both IISCO and Durgapur steel plants of SAIL have an important role to play in the development of the eastern region as well as the nation. They are important players not only for the region but for the nation as a whole. Under the guidance of Shri Narendra Modi, the Mission Purvodaya will facilitate unleashing the true potential of the eastern region in the development of the nation. These integrated and modernized steel plants must work towards creating a sustainable production model which also facilitates the growth of downstream industries in and around the region”.

Shri Pradhan had launched the ‘Mission Purvodaya’ in the steel sector wherein he had stressed driving the growth of eastern India through the creation of an integrated steel hub and adding significantly to the country’s steel-making capacity.