Steel Minister Dedicates Bettiah Steel Processing Unit To Nation
Union Minister of Steel, Chaudhary Birender Singh and Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan, dedicated SAIL’s Steel Processing Unit (SPU) at Bettiah in West Champaran, Bihar, to the Nation. High-quality steel tubes and pipes will be produced by this Unit.
Chaudhary Birender Singh informed that trial production from this Unit has begun since January 2019 with technical expertise from Bokaro and Rourkela Steel Plant. This SPU has been set up at an estimated cost of Rs 116. The SPU will get raw material from the Bokaro Steel Plant.
With an installed capacity of 50,000 tonnes per year, this Unit will play an important role in the development of the predominantly agriculture intensive area which has a huge requirement for pipes.
Ram Vilas Paswan said that the setting up of this SPU in the region fulfils a dream of the local people and beginning of production from this unit will be a realization of that dream. He hoped that the unit will expand its capacity in the coming years and will generate more employment for local people. Ram Vilas Paswan further said that setting up of such industry not only leads to the development of the region but also leads to employment generation.
The trial production from the larger tube mill has already begun and the production from the smaller tube will soon begin soon.