Bhilai Steel Plant output rises

Bhilai Steel PlantBhilai (Chhattisgarh), March 3 - Bhilai Steel Plant, the flagship unit of public sector SAIL, concluded the April-February period of fiscal 2013-14 by registering growth of 3.4, 2.4 and 3 percent over corresponding period last year in cumulative hot metal, crude steel and saleable steel production respectively.

The plant achieved its annual business plan targets in hot metal, crude steel and saleable steel production. Cumulative hot metal production in the period has been 4.92 million tonnes (MT), while the plant produced 4.69 MT crude steel and 4.11 MT saleable steel during the period.

Production of 2.10 lakh tonnes of high tensile plates for home sales and export during the 11-month period has been the best ever since inception, surpassing the previous best of 1.47 lakh tonnes in 2010-11.(IANS)