Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Steel, Petroleum & Natural Gas recently discussed a plan for developing a steel fabrication cluster around SAILs Bhilai Steel Plant.
The proposed steel fabrication cluster will provide a boost to the MSME sector in the region, facilitate employment generation and give impetus to the local economy, he said.
The minister chaired a video conference with officials from Ministry of Steel, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Ministry of Railways, INSDAG, SAIL and steel fabricators from Bhilai to work out the details of the plan.
Pradhan directed the CEO, Bhilai Steel Plant to ensure that the steel plate requirement of the steel fabricators in the Durg district is fully met and urged him to remove any restrictive conditions coming the way of such procurement.
The minister also discussed a strategy of enhancing steel usage in the bridges constructed by ministry of road transport and highways (MORTH) on lines with Railways which is using steel bridges on a very large scale. He also discussed issues faced by bridge fabricators in meeting their steel requirements.
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