Chhattisgarh Government to Buy Nagarnar Steel Plant
ANI reported that Chhattisgarh Chief Mr Minister Bhupesh Baghel, during a discussion on the government resolution in the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly, said the state government will not let the Nagarnar Steel Plant go into private hands and will run it itself. After the announcement of the Chief Minister, the government resolution titled This House requests the Central Government not to disinvest the Nagarnar Steel Plant in Bastar district, established by NMDC, a Government of India undertaking. In the event of disinvestment, the Government of Chhattisgarh agrees to buy it was passed unanimously. The Chief Minister said that “The people of Bastar have an emotional attachment to it. The land was given to the public sector undertaking, the mine was also given to National Mineral Development Corporation on the condition that it would set up a steel plant here. This was the intention of the state government as well as the people. There were frequent movements regarding this.”
Chhattisgarh government said the passage of the proposal was necessary because the Centre is preparing for the disinvestment of this plant and is ready to complete it by September 2021 and in this case, mine has been separated from NMDC by demerger.
Wikipedia Sourced - Government of India under Ministry of Steel is setting up a 3 million tonne capacity greenfield Integrated Steel Plant based on Hi-Smelt technology in Nagarnar, located 16 km from Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh state with an estimated outlay of INR 21500 crore. Ministry of steel has engaged MECON under a contract dated 23 February 2011 for Engineering, Design and Consultancy services for upcoming Steel Plant Nagarnar. The entire plant is installed in less than 1,800 acres of land and has the following major facilities
Coke Oven & By Product Complex
Sinter Plant - 460 square meters
Blast furnace complex - 4,506 cubic meters
Pig Casting Machine – 1700x3 tonnes per day
Steel Melting Shop – 175x2 tonne BOF Converters
Ladle furnace- 175x2 tonnes
RH-OB – 175x2 tonnes
Thin Slab caster - 2 Strand CC
HSM - 2RM+4FM+2 Down Coiler
Hot strip finishing train - 6 strands
HRC – .0-10 mm thickness x 900-1650 mm width
It is planned to roll out the first HR coils from the plant from July 2021.