2nd May, 2002
Ministry of Steel


Blast Furnace Complex of Neelachal Ispat Nigam Ltd. (NINL), Orissa was commissioned in February 2002. During 2001-02, the plant has produced 26,500 tonnes of various grades of Pig Iron and 11,300 tonnes of Granulated Slag.

During the first full year of operation in 2002-03, NINL has projected capacity utlilzation of the Blast Furnace to 65 per cent of the rated capacity. Selection of product mix is a dynamic situation and depends on market forces. In the present market scenario, NINL has also undertaken this exercise.

This information was given by the Minister for Steel Shri B.K.Tripathy in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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