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Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicates SAIL Jagdishpur Steel Processing Unit to the Nation

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Jagdishpur, UP / New Delhi, 3rd March, 2019: Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicated Steel Authority of India Limited’s (SAIL) Jagdishpur Steel Processing Unit based in Amethi District in UP to the nation today. Prime Minister dedicated the SPU during a function organized in Kauhar. SAIL has started this unit to supply strong and value-added TMT rebars in the region including Uttar Pradesh. The TMT mill of Jagdishpur Unit has an annual capacity to produce 1.5 lakh tonnes of TMT. SAIL in future will also start the production of crash barriers and corrugated sheets from this SPU. SAIL has invested approximately Rs 92 Crore in the erstwhile Malvika Steel which is revived into this Unit.

On this occasion, Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said, “the commencement of this Steel Processing Unit will not only create job opportunities for people of the region but will also fulfill the steel requirements of the region as well as country.”

SAIL Chairman Shri Anil Kumar Chaudhary while welcoming the dedication of Jagdishpur Steel Processing Unit by Hon’ble Prime Minister said the trial production from the unit’s TMT Bar Mill has begun and by end of April this year, after getting BIS Certification the commercial production will also start. TMT bars in sizes of thickness ranging from 8 mm to 25 mm will be produced and supply TMT to the area.”

During SAIL commemorating its sixty years of production, this is the second steel processing unit dedicated to the nation. Hon’ble Union Steel Minister had earlier on 18th February, dedicated SAIL’s Bettiah Steel Processing Unit to the nation where steel tubes and pipes will be produced.

As per the National Steel Policy 2017, SAIL is emphasizing on increasing the steel consumption in rural areas. Taking initiative towards this, SAIL is setting up steel processing units in those remote areas where there is a good chance of steel demand and consumption. And through these units, SAIL is also increasing its value-added steel products so that such requirements of rural areas can be addressed. Jagdishpur will prove to be a fruitful step towards this.

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There are provisions for TMT Bar Mill, Crash Barrier Plant, and Corrugation sheet unit in the Jagdishpur Steel Processing Unit. And the trail production from TMT Bar Mill has already started. The market assessment for the demand of crash barrier and corrugated sheets in this area has already started.

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