Visakhapatnam, Aug 8 : Union Minister of State for steel Faggan Singh Kulaste on Thursday stated that the steel Ministry is continuously interacting with the other Ministries to increase the consumption of steel to reach the target of 300 MT by 2030-31 as envisaged in the National Steel Policy 2017.
Mr Singh,who was on a maiden visit to Rastriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL), the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) here, said that the GOI is focusing on infra development, housing projects, road projects in the country, which largely help the Steel Industry to come out with the present challenging situation.
He emphasized to focus on safety, quality and productivity to succeed in the competitive market and added that MoS would extend all necessary support to RINL in its endeavor towards excellence.
Earlier, the Union Steel Minister inaugurated a most modern Blood Component Separator Equipment at Blood Bank in Visakha Steel General Hospital. (The advantage of the equipment is that one bag of whole blood can be given to four different recipients for different requirements of components of blood like packed cells, platelets, FFT and cryoprecipitate )
He also visited Plant’s Model Room and Awards Gallery, Coke Oven Battery, Blast Furnace-3, Steel Melt Shop-2 and Wire Rod Mill-2.
VSP Chairman and Managing Director P K Rath, explained about the latest know-how and the facilities incorporated in the plant operations.
The Minister was highly impressed with the green and clean environment prevailed inside the plant and termed Vizag Steel as “Most eco-friendly Steel Plant in the country”.
Later, the Minister witnessed a corporate presentation of the management.
He also interacted with the representatives of Steel Executives Association, and other unions.(UNI)