SAIL RMD to Shut Kolkata HQ & Shift to Rourkela & Bokaro
Express News Service reported that Steel Authority of India has decided to dissolve the Raw Materials Division and shift it’s headquarter from Kolkata to Rourkela and Bokaro with distribution of captive mines. SAIL took the decision as the RMD headquarters at Kolkata was far away from its captive mines and had turned out to be a white elephant. SAIL mines located in Odisha would come under the administrative control of the Rourkela Steel Plant the ones in Jharkhand would come under the jurisdiction of Bokaro Steel Plant. The employees at RMD headquarters, Kolkata would be shifted to Rourkela and Bokaro.
RSP would get control of Bolani, Kalta, Taldihi and Barsuan iron ore mines in Sundargarh and Keonjhar districts of Odisha, while BSP would get Chiria, Megatburu, Kiruburu, Gua, Bhavnathpur and Kuteswar mines in Jharkhand.
To maintain the Kolkata headquarters of RMD, the SAIL was forced to incur about INR 50 crore annually while under the new arrangements, the RSP and BSP would run their mines with a fraction of the cost
Raw Materials Division is operating 8 iron ore mines and 2 flux mines spread over Jharkhand, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh to supply Iron ore, Limestone and Dolomite to SAIL steel plants in eastern sector of the country. RMD’s iron ore mines are located at Kiriburu, Meghahatuburu, Gua and Chiria in Jharkhand, and at Bolani, Barsua, Taldih and Kalta in Odisha. Flux mines are located at Tulsidamar in Jharkhand, and at Kuteshwar in Madhya Pradesh.