SAIL''s Jagdishpur unit to start production

Rourkela, Jan 31 (PTI) The ongoing revival work of theJagdishpur unit of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)will be completed and the plant made operational soon.

The unit, earlier known as private sector MalavikaSteel at Jagdishpur near Amethi in Uttar pradesh, waspurchased by the SAIL in 2009 which was registered in SAIL''sname in June 2010. The revival work was entrusted to RourkelaSteel Plant (RSP) by the SAIL.

The work to revive Jagdishpur SAIL unit (JSU) wasquite satisfactory and nearing completion, RSP sources saidafter a review of the progress made at a meeting held underthe chairmanship of Minister of state for steel (independentcharge) Beni Prasad Verma in presence of SAIL Chairman C SVerma and Managing Director, RSP, S N Singh at Jagadishpurrecently.

According to RSP sources here, for reviving the unitand to supply value added finished products to meet the demandof the region, initially four main units were proposed underphase-1. The two units namely, a warehouse with a capacity of12,000 tonnes per annum and a Galvanised sheet corrugationunit of capacity 13,000 tonnes per annum were in final stagesand will be commissioned soon.

Work for two more units under the current phase -- ATMT Bar Mill of 150,000 tonnes per annum and a Crash BarrierManufacturing unit of capacity 10,000 tonnes per annum wasprogressing as per schedule which likely to be completed byNovember 2011. .

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