Ranchi, March 6: P.K. Singh, the newly appointed chairman of SAIL, led delegation to meet Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Sunday.
They discussed the expansion of Bokaro Steel Plant and establish new plant on vacant land. The CM assured that the government is taking all necessary steps for the renewal of lease of the iron ore mines. He directed the additional chief secretary (Mines) to conduct meeting with mining department.
Das praised SAIL for doing commendable work under CSR. He pointed out that there are some iron and ore companies in West Singhbhum which can play a pivotal role in the development of Kolhan area. He said that ore remnant mined from SAIL mines will be distributed to medium and small companies for pellet plant through JSMDC.
SAIL chairman P.K. Singh informed the CM that that SAIL wants to establish new plants on vacant lands. Despite recession, the company is doing CSR sincerely, he said, adding, the company wants to open a new medical college on a vacant plot and develop a special work plan for slums.
He urged the government to provide water and electricity at concessional rates for this purpose. Moreover, scheme for a centralized kitchen at Manoharpur for providing mid-day meal and residential school for tribal children are made under CSR. ITI Kasmar is also planned to run under CSR.
Principal secretary to the CM Sanjay Kumar, secretary to the CM Sunil Kr. Burnwal, K. Ravi Kumar of industry department, SAIL MD S. S. Mohanti, and director Kalyan Maty were present at the meeting.