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Government of India
Ministry of Steel
30-August-2012 17:10 IST
Installation of New Steel Processing Units
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

 

The Minister of Steel, Shri Beni Prasad Verma has said that there are 10 nos. of Steel Processing Units (SPUs) for which SAIL Board had accorded “in principle” approval during 2007 to 2009. In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today he said, the present status of these SPUs are as below:-

 

Name of Steel

Processing Units

(SPUs)

Present Status

Bihar

 

Bettiah

The production has commenced.

Gaya

The 27.3 acres of agricultural land has been procured for the project.  The Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)/ Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL) has taken up for conversion of agricultural land for industrial use.

Mahnar

The land is low lying and significant land filling is required, as a result of which the project is financially unviable and is under review.

Madhya Pradesh

 

Hoshangabad

 

 

Is being set up on Joint Venture (JV) basis.

Ujjain

Gwalior

Uttar Pradesh

Lakhimpur

Himachal Pradesh

 

Kangra

The SPU at Kangra is falling within the notified land/ area limit of Indian Works of Defence Act.  The matter has been taken up with Ministry of Defence for relaxing the notified limit.  In February 2012, notification was issued by Ministry of Defence for suspension of work at site. 

Jammu & Kashmir

 

Srinagar

The Govt. of J&K has extended the desired Concessions and Benefits for the SPU in line with the Industrial Policy of the State in November, 2011.  The project is under finalization.

Assam

 

Guwahati

The survey of land has been completed.  Barbed wire fencing of boundry, gate and security room completed.  Concession & Benefit awaited from Govt. of Assam.  The project is under review.

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