Summary: “The Nagarnar Steel Plant has achieved a groundbreaking milestone by producing HR Coil merely nine days after generating Hot Metal. This achievement, particularly remarkable for a mining major new to steel production, has set a precedent in the industry. Shri Amitava Mukherjee, Acting CMD and Director Finance of NMDC, expressed satisfaction in realizing the commitment to Bastar's development and establishing NMDC as a significant player in the domestic steel market.”In an unprecedented achievement in the steel industry, the Nagarnar Steel Plant has successfully produced HR Coil just nine days after the production of Hot Metal. The mining major, NMDC, without prior steel-making experience, has astounded observers with this remarkable feat.Shri Amitava Mukherjee, Acting CMD and Director Finance of NMDC, expressed elation at the milestone. He highlighted NMDC's commitment to Bastar's progress and the realization of a long-awaited dream for the local community. With this achievement, NMDC joins the ranks of esteemed Indian steel producers, marking their entry into the domestic steel market.The rapid commissioning was spearheaded by Shri Mukherjee's leadership, with the board's consistent visits to the plant to address challenges and emphasize safety norms. Commissioning critical units including the Blast Furnace, Steel Melting Shop, and the Mills in a short period is a rare accomplishment, and Shri Mukherjee attributed this success to robust stakeholder support.Shri K Praveen Kumar, Executive Director and In-charge of the Nagarnar Steel Plant project, received accolades for his leadership. The plant's 3 million tonne per annum capacity and approximately Rs. 24000 crores investment have been instrumental in building a competitive edge in the Hot Rolled market. The plant's proximity to Bailadila mines ensures a reliable iron ore supply.The Nagarnar Steel Plant's diverse product mix includes low carbon steel, HSLA & Dual Phase Steel, and API quality steel with versatile thickness ranges. The plant's Thin Slab caster, capable of rolling 1650mm wide HR, stands as the widest Mill in the public sector. The production of HR Coils, Sheets, and Plates caters to growing demand across sectors such as LPG cylinders, bridges, ships, and more.Conclusion: A Symbol of Achievement and PotentialThe Nagarnar Steel Plant's rapid journey from Hot Metal to HR Coil underscores NMDC's commitment and prowess. This accomplishment not only establishes NMDC as a significant player in the steel industry but also showcases the plant's capability to contribute high-grade steel to various sectors. As NMDC pioneers its mark in steel production, the plant's potential for growth and innovation remains promising.