STEEL PLANT

  • India delays decision on iron ore licence for POSCO's $12 billion plant October 18, 2014

    Bhubaneshwar: The government has again delayed a decision on permitting POSCO to mine iron ore, seeking more clarifications from Odisha where the South Korean company has waited nine years to set up a $12 billion steel plant. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in January that POSCO's request for a mining...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Visakhapatnam Steel Plant damaged, non-operational for 6 months October 16, 2014

    Cyclone Hudhud which battered Visakhapatnam on Sunday has left behind a trail of destruction. One of the country's biggest steel plants, the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant has seen extensive damage and will not be operational for 6 months. ...
  • West Bengal: Explosion in IISCO Steel Plant, 25 injured September 25, 2014

    Kolkata: At least 25 workers were seriously injured on Thursday in a gas pipeline explosion at the IISCO Steel Plant (ISP) in West Bengal, police said. The incident took place in Burnpur in Burdwan district, about 210 km from state capital Kolkata. "At least 25 people have been hospitalised with serious injuries...
  • 1989 Jamshedpur fire case: TISCO exchairman Irani can't be made an accused, says SC August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: In a relief for former TISCO chairman JJ Irani, the Supreme Court has observed that he cannot be made an accused in the 1989 Jamshedpur steel plant fire case. Sixty people had been killed and many others had been injured in the ghastly fire that took place on...
  • Industries fail to meet tree plantation target set by government June 17, 2014

    Several industries, including PSUs, have failed to meet their target of tree plantation across the state set by the Chhattisgarh government. "During a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Raman Singh in Raipur in the new Mantralaya on Monday, he expressed unhappiness over several industrial houses having failed to fulfill their target...
  • Bhilai Steel Plant gas leak tragedy: Four out of 8 injured discharged from the hospital June 14, 2014

    All but four employees who took ill after the leakage of poisonous gas at the Bhilai Steel Plant have been discharged from hospital, the Steel Authority of India (SAIL) said on Saturday in a statement. The condition of the four employees, who had been taken to hospital with 26 others following...
  • Four more employees fall ill at Bhilai steel plant June 13, 2014

    A magisterial probe has been ordered into Thursdays leakage of toxic gas at SAIL's steel plantIn Bhilai that left six persons dead, even as four other employees, working in a different section, reported sick on Friday. Four employees were on Friday admitted to Jawahar Lal NehruHospital and Research Centre after they...
  • PM condoles deaths at Bhilai plant, assures Raman Singh of assistance June 13, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled deaths due to gas leakage at Bhilai Steel Plant and assured Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh of all help for rescue and relief operations. "The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, spoke to Dr Raman Singh, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh this morning, and assured him of...
  • Bhilai gas tragedy: Casualty unlikely to go up, says SAIL June 13, 2014

    The number of casualties due to the leakage of poisonous gas in SAILs Bhilai Steel Plant is unlikely to go beyond six as all the people who were injured are now safe and out of danger, the company said on Friday. "Out of the persons who were brought to the hospital,...
  • Chhattisgarh: Gas leak at Bhilai steel plant, 6 dead, 35 others affected June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Six persons, including two Deputy General Managers, were killed and 35 others were affected after a poisonous gas leaked at Steel Authority of India's Bhilai Plant in Durg district of Chhattisgarh on Thursday. Steel Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has sought a report on the mishap and is likely to...
  • Gas leak at Bhilai steel plant kills five, 35 others affected June 12, 2014

    Bhilai: In a tragic incident, the leakage of poisonous gas at Bhilai steel plant's water system killed at least five people on Thursday evening. Inspector General of Police (Durg Range) Pradeep Gupta said five persons, including two DGMs, were killed and 35 others injured in the incident. All the affected...
  • NMDC to go solo for maiden steel plant in Chhattisgarh May 14, 2014

    Staterun iron ore miner NMDC Ltd has shelved plan of inducting a partner for its Rs 15,525 crore maiden steel venture and is going ahead solo by employing people with expertise to run a steel mill. "At the moment, there is nothing. My intention is to run the plant on our...
  • Centre asks state government to expedite decision on mine lease to Visa Steel April 27, 2014

    The Centre has asked Chhattisgarh government to expedite decision in the matter related to grant of iron ore lease to special steel maker Visa Steel. The direction comes in the wake of a highlevel meeting chaired by Steel Secretary G Mohan Kumar to address bottlenecks impeding steel sector projects. Visa Steel plans...
  • Bokaro scam: Paswan unfazed, BJP accuses UPA of misusing CBI February 26, 2014

    LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday appeared unfazed over his name cropping up in the case of alleged illegalities in Bokaro plant recruitment process even as BJP rushed to his defence accusing UPA of misusing CBI to target him as it had done with its other opponents. Paswan, who is...
  • Government to ensure non-interference in DPLR work of Bokaro Steel Plant February 24, 2014

    Jharkhand government on Monday said it would ensure the Director, Project and Land Rehabilitation (DPLR) of Bokaro Steel Plant to function freely without interference by Bokaro district administration. Replying to a query from Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric) MLA Samresh Singh, Chief Minister Hemant Soren told the House that the government would...
  • Bhilai Steel Plant registers impressive growth February 16, 2014

    Bhilai Steel Plant, the flagship unit of public sector Steel Authority of India Ltd, on Saturday said it saw growth in production in three categories in April to January period in the current fiscal, enabling it to meet the yearly targets. The plant registered growth of 2.6 percent, 1.6 percent and...
  • SAIL chairman announces Rs 72 crore expansion plans, says difficult times are over January 20, 2014

    Steel Authority of India (SAIL) chairman Chandreshwar Verma on Sunday said the public sector's difficult days were over and it was on the path of growth. "The difficult days have ended for SAIL, whose future is bright," Verma said, adding the steel company has embarked upon an expansion project worth Rs...
  • Odisha: Posco steel plant, India's biggest FDI, gets environmental approval January 10, 2014

    South Korean steel maker Posco has received environment clearance for its Rs 52,000 crore steel plant in Odisha, ending an eightyear wait for the project to get off the ground. "Yeah, I have cleared it," new Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily said in New Delhi. "It (the approval) was given about...
  • 1 killed,15 injured as fire breaks out at Bhushan Steel Plant November 13, 2013

    One person died and at least 15 others were seriously injured when a fire broke out at Bhushan Steel Plantin Odisha's Dhenkanal district on Wednesday prompting the state government to order closure of the factory, police said. "We have received report of one person being killed and another sustaining above 80...
  • Bhilai Steel Plant registers impressive growth October 20, 2013

    Raipur:Bhilai Steel Plant said on Sunday that it grew 1.5 percent, 0.6 percent and 2.9 percent in hot metal, crude steel and saleable steel production respectively from April to Sep 2013, over the corresponding period last year. Bhilai Steel Plant is the flagship unit of India's largest steelmaker in the public...
  • AntiNaxal operations: NTRO base to be operational by early next year October 8, 2013

    The first base of the country's specialised technical snoop department NTRO will be made fully operational by early next year in Chhattisgarh to aid anti Naxal operations and fly Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to help security forces track Maoist activities. The centre will come up at the Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP)...
  • India's largest blast furnace starts operating at Rourkela Steel Plant August 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Steel Authority of India (SAIL) on Saturday said the country's largest blast furnace has become operational at its Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP). "With the start of the new stateoftheart furnace, hot metal capacity at RSP will increase to 4.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) from its present capacity...
  • News briefs: 2day science exhibition ends in Dhamtari August 5, 2013

    The twoday Science Model Exhibition came to an endon Sunday. It wasorganised by the Inspire Award Yojna. About 594 models were displayed in the exhibition. A large number of students participated in the exhibition. The students showed their enthusiasm and excitement during the science exhibition. Raipur: Bird flu alert across state Outbreak...
  • TN: Man arrested for suspiciously roaming near guest house where Advani is to stay July 30, 2013

    Salem: A 46year old man was on Tuesday "secured" by police after he was found moving around in a suspicious manner near the Salem Steel Plant Guest house where senior BJP leader LK Advani is scheduled to stay during his visit here on August 1, police said. Mohammed Ali of Nagore...
  • ArcelorMittal scraps its Rs 50,000 crore steel plant project in Odisha July 17, 2013

    New Delhi: In the biggest foreign investment pullout, world's largest steel maker ArcelorMittal has decided to scrap its Rs 50,000 crore steel plant in Odisha as it has not been able to acquire the requisite land and a captive iron ore mine. Company officials said this decision was based on delays...
  • Odisha: Left, PPSS demand scrapping of Posco plant June 23, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Demanding scrapping of Posco's proposed Rs 52,000 crore steel project in Odisha, Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS) along with left parties on Saturday observed Black Day as a mark of protest. While locals in Jagatsinghpur district held rallies and meetings at the proposed plant site near Paradip, left parties...
  • Telangana, demand for steel factory stall AP House proceedings June 11, 2013

    Hyderabad: Telangana issue and the demand to set up a steel plant in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday disrupted the proceedings of the State Legislative Assembly here. TRS members trooped into the well of the House as soon as the session began for the day and raised slogans demanding...
  • WB: JSW Steel puts Rs 35k cr steel project on hold April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: JSW Steel has put on hold plans to set up a 10 million tonnes steel plant in West Bengal as it has not been able to secure longterm iron ore supplies for the Rs 35,000 crore project. "It is stalled right now, it's on hold. Unless we are going...
  • Posco expects to commission steel plant in early 2018 March 21, 2013

    Paradip: The much delayed Posco mega steel plant in Odisha's Jagasinghpur district might be commissioned in 2018, the company said on Thursday. "Hoping to get the required land in this year, the first phase 8 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant may get commissioned in the early 2018," a press release issued...
  • Lakshmi Mittal's salary in 2012 almost flat at $1.77 mn February 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The salary of Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, inched up a mere 1.78 per cent at $1.77 million last year, amid the world's largest steelmaker reporting a net loss of $3.73 billion in 2012 due to slump in demand and write downs. Mittal took a 6.41...