Efforts on to get RINL captive mines: Pradhan


    The Union Minister of  Steel, Mr Dharmendra Pradhan was recently on his maiden visit to RINL.
   Addressing senior officers of the plant the Minister lauded RINL and said that the organization possessed very high technical capability.
He however acknowledged the fact that RINL needs captive iron ore mines in order to reduce costs, and said that the Ministry of Steel is sincerely pursuing with the Odisha Government to operationalize iron ore mines of Orissa Mineral Development Company (OMDC).
    The MOS is also trying to supply raw material at special price to RINL from OMDC which RINL would largely benefit from said the steel minister.
He further said that the states of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh are mineral rich and have great potential for development.
The Minister observed that with increase in economic activity there will be more employment opportunities thereby leading to more revenues to both local and union government.
    He also advocated RINL to opt for Joint Ventures in order to face competition while provide more value and increase the economic activity in this region.
The Minister who was accompanied by the top management of RINL led by its CMD Mr PK Rath visited the Model Room, Blast Furnace-3, Steel Melt Shop-2, Wire Rod Mill etc. He was also apprised of the latest technology incorporated in the plant, Expansion and Modernization of RINL.
    Mr Rath stated that the Steel Minister’s visit has given a great inspiration to the entire RINL collective and explained about the expansion, modernization and completion of Kaniti Balancing Reservoir-2, Central Dispatch Yard and Twin Ladle Heating Furnace.

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