Visakhapatnam: Faggan Singh Kulaste, Union Minister of State for Steel, was on a maiden visit to Vizag Steel Plant on Thursday.
He inaugurated modern Blood Component Separator Equipment at Blood Bank in Visakha Steel General Hospital. The advantage of the equipment is that one bag of whole blood can be given to four different recipients for different requirements of components of blood like packed cells, platelets, FFT and cryoprecipitate etc. He also visited Plant’s Model Room & Awards Gallery, Coke Oven Battery, Blast Furnace-3, Steel Melt Shop-2 and Wire Rod Mill-2 during his plant visit. PK Rath, CMD of the steel plant, explained about the latest know-how and the facilities incorporated in the plant operations. The Minister was highly impressed with the green and clean environment prevailed inside the plant and termed Vizag Steel as “Most eco-friendly Steel Plant in the country”.
Later, the Minister witnessed a corporate presentation of the management.
Speaking to the senior management on the occasion, Faggan Singh stated that Ministry of Steel was in continuously interacting with the other ministries to increase the consumption of steel to reach the target of 300 MT by 2030-31 as envisaged in the National Steel Policy 2017. He said that GOI is focusing on infra development, housing projects, and road projects etc, in the country, which largely help the steel industry to come out with present challenging situation. He emphasised to focus on safety, quality and productivity to succeed in the competitive market and added that MOS would extend all necessary support to RINL in its endeavor towards excellence.