Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Steel and petroleum & Natural gas chaired a video conference with officials from the ministry of steel, ministry of railways, INSDAG, SAIL, and steel fabricators from Bhilai to work out a detailed plan for developing a steel fabricator cluster around the Bhilai steel plant. The issues that were faced by the bridge fabricators in a meeting of their steel requirements were also discussed.
Pradhan directed the CEO of Bhilai Steel plant to ensure that the steel plate requirement of steel fabricators in the Durg district is fully met and any restrictive conditions coming in the way of such procurement should be removed.
The minister also discussed a strategy of enhancing steel usage in the bridges constructed by MORTH on lines with Railways which is using steel bridges on a very large scale.
“The steel fabrication cluster envisaged will give a boost to the MSME sector in the region, facilitate employment generation, and give impetus to the local economy. This line with the spirit of the Prime Minister’s call for an Atmanirbhar Bharat,” conveyed a statement by the ministry to the press.