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Steel Minister virtually inaugurates Rs 149 cr Beneficiation Plant at SAIL-Bhilai Steel Plant’s Dalli Mines

New Delhi, June 23, 2023: Union Minister for Steel and Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya M. Scindia inaugurated the new Beneficiation Plant virtually at Dalli Mines of SAIL’s Bhilai Steel Plant on June 23, 2023. This Beneficiation Plant has been set up for silica reduction from the iron ore of size less than 1mm containing high silica gangue. This plant is equipped with the state-of-the-art beneficiation equipment and aims to enhance the quality of iron ore supplied to Bhilai Steel Plant, thereby increasing the annual production of hot metal from the blast furnaces, reducing coke consumption and carbon emission.

Chairman, SAIL, Amarendu Prakash, who was present during the program said that “this beneficiation plant for silica reduction is a critical move in SAIL’s pursuit of sustainable steel production, actively aligning with the Ministry of Steel’s initiatives to decarbonize the Indian steel industry”.