Centre exploring possibility of additional SPU in Himachal



New Delhi: Union minister of state for steel A Sai Prathap in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today said the ministry was exploring the possibility of setting up an additional steel processing unit  in Himachal Pradesh. He said a three-member committee had been constituted comprising representatives from SAIL, government of Himachal Pradesh and Confederation of Indian Industry to examine inter-alia activities towards expanding the manufacturing base of steel products in the state.

He added that Steel Authority of India Limited’s (SAIL) TMT bar mill at Kandrori in Kangra district, having a capacity of 1,00, 000 tonnes per annum, is under execution and is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2012.

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