BJD’s RN Pali MLA Subrat Tarai said he supported the expansion of RSP, but affected residents of his constituency expect the plant authorities to fulfil the social commitments.
Minister for Tourism Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao said all parties should sink their differences and join the agitation to protect the steel plant.
It is the highest ever cargo transfer for the Gangavaram port since its inception.
Production units are to be connected with a natural gas pipeline to curb the use of fossil fuels.
RSP has already provided a ready-to-use building infrastructure while NSTFDC is entrusted with bearing the recurring expenditure of the centre.
The plant which achieved Rs 1,253 crore operational profit last financial year, has earned an operational profit of around Rs 750 crore till now.
The issue of setting up a new port in the State, however, has not been listed in the meeting’s agenda though it was one of the promises made in the Act.
RSP is able to get its choice of ores on priority while catering to the need of other integrated steel plants of SAIL
The JSPL chief thanked govt for approving the proposal with Rs 1 lakh crore investment
However, the Centre was behaving irresponsibly by saying that it would sell or close the plant.
A mega steel plant with an investment of Rs 50K cr to come up in the dist
Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL) complied PAT (perform, achieve and trade) second cycle energy targets set by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and Union Ministry of Power.
President of the recognised union of the steel plant J Ayodhya Ram said they were holding an emergency meeting on Thursday to decide the future course of action.
Tata Steel CEO’s statement that the company is interested in acquiring RINL, drew sharp criticism from the Visakha Ukku Parirakshana Porata Committee, which is spearheading the agitation.
Despite the inclement weather, the steel plant workers started gathering even before 8 am and joined the porata committee leaders who staged a sit-in.