Hon’ble Union Minister of Steel and Mines, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated a Steel Processing Unit established under Public Private Partnership between SAIL and Prime Gold Private Limited. The unit has been set up in Billowa, Madhya Pradesh under a Joint Venture. M/s Prime Gold has 74% and SAIL has 26% stakes in this unit, which will produce one lakh tonnes of world class TMT steel and 60,000 tonnes billets will be supplied from SAIL plants to this unit annually. With setting up of the unit, a large number of direct and indirect employment opportunities will also be generated.
In his inaugural address, Shri Tomar said, ‘With establishment of this steel processing unit, many employment opportunities will be generated and a number of development avenues will open up for the local population. This unit is a firm step towards achieving the goals of Make in India. The steel sector contributes to more than 2% of the GDP and employs around 6 lakh people and we plan to increase this number manifold. The Ministry of Steel in association with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has taken many initiatives for skill development in the steel sector which will open up new opportunities for employment generation.
The establishment of this steel unit is a novel initiative by the steel ministry for turning the Make in India vision into a reality. The highlight of the unit will be to provide high quality steel at reasonable prices to rural areas around Madhya Pradesh like Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi and Haryana. SAIL will market the steel TMT produced from this unit through its widespread marketing network and shall pay conversion charges on per tonne basis to the JV partner.
Hon’ble Minister of Women and Child Welfare, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Smt Maya Singh; Hon’ble MLAs, Shri Jai Bhaan Singh Pavaiyaa, Shri Narayan Singh Kushwaha, Shri Bharat Singh Kushwaha, Smt. Imartee Devi; Hon’ble President Zila Panchayat, Smt. Manisha Bhujwal Singh; Hon’ble Mayor, Gwalior, Shri Vivek Narayan Shejwalkar; Director (Technical) SAIL, Mr. SS Mohanty; CMD, Prime Gold SAIL JV, Mr. Pradeep Agrawal, senior officials from SAIL and Madhya Pradesh administration as well as large number of local residents were also present on the occasion.
Hon'ble Union Minister of Steel and Mines, Shri Narendra SIngh Tomar inaugurating the SPU at Gwalior.
Hon'ble Union Minister of Steel and Mines, Shri Narendra SIngh Tomar along with other dignitaries lighting the lamp at the inaugural function of SPU, Gwalior.