A function was held in New Delhi last week to commemorate the 60th year of steel production by SAIL. The function was addressed by Union Minister of Steel, Chaudhary Birender Singh, Minister of State for Steel, Vishnu Deo Sai, Secretary Steel, Binoy Kumar and Chairman SAIL, Anil Kumar Chaudhary. Top officials of Ministry of Railways and other Central Government departments were also present on this occasion.
The first furnace of Rourkela Steel Plant began functioning in 1959 setting the foundation for building India’s economic development. Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) today is a Maharatna company and the largest steel producer and also the highest iron ore miner in India. SAIL is currently producing 21.4 Million Tonne Steel per annum and contributing 1.5 times of India’s GDP.