Ministry of Steel18-August, 2011 15:29 IST
Steel Production from Bhilai Steel Plant
The Minister of Steel, Shri Beni Prasad Verma has said that for the year 2011-12, the hot metal production plan of the Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) of the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) is 5.8 million tonnes and iron ore requirement is 9.49 million tonnes.

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today he said, the existing iron ore mines of the Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP), at Dalli-Rajhara are depleting and are expected to last for about 5-6 years. After grant of necessary statutory clearances, State Government of Chhattisgarh has granted mining lease of Rowghat Deposit- ‘F’ with an area of 2028.797 hectares in favour of SAIL, Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) on 21.10.2009. Development of the Rowghat mine is getting delayed on account of security reasons. He said, no remaining area in the Rowghat deposit has been allotted to private steel manufacturers as informed by Government of Chhattisgarh.

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