The government criticized the Steel Authority of India Ltd. for slow growth in its expansion plans. It has decided to review its work on regular basis for timely completion of ongoing and new projects. SAIL has to increase its steel production capacity to 26 million tons by the financial year 2010.
Union Steel Minister Ram Vilas Paswan reviewed the progress of various expansion projects of SAIL worth Rs 54,000 crore. He added, "I am not satisfied with the pace of SAIL's brown-field expansions and have asked the steel secretary to ensure that the PSU completes the envisaged projects in a time bound manner."