Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), country’s largest steel maker is going to increase its iron ore production from the mines in Jharkhand. Along with expansion and modernisation of its mines in the state, SAIL is working for development of remote villages of Jharkhand.
It has showcased its activities in its pavilion at the Jharkhand Mining Show 2017, opened at the HEC Ground in Ranchi on the last Monday. In response to the call of the Jharkhand government SAIL has joined hand in the development initiative of the State Govt.
Chief Minister, Jharkhand, Raghubar Das, has inaugurated the SAIL pavilion at the exhibition. While visiting the stall, he showed interest in the activities and development of SAIL. It emphasises on sustainable mining. Apart from flux and coal mines, SAIL has major iron ore mines at Kiriburu, Mehgahatuburu, Gua and Chiria in Jharkhand.
SAIL has planned to increase its hot metal production to 23 MT for which the iron ore requirement will be met from its captive mines spread over Jharkhand, Odisha and Chhatisgarh.
The enhanced requirement of iron ore supply will be met from these mines, for which SAIL has embarked on expansion and modernisation of its mines. The expanded capacity of Jharkhand’s Kiriburu, Meghahatuburu, and Gua mines will be 5.50 MT, 6.50 MT and 10.0 MT.
The Chiria mines will be developed in phases, 7 MT in first phase and 15 MT in second phase. Participation of SAIL in the Mining Show conveys significant message to be a partner in the progress of the Jharkhand.
Along with expansion of mines it has been working on several CSR projects in remote villages of Saranda region. In last 6 years SAIL has spent over `36 crore on various CSR projects exclusively in Jharkhand mines area. In mines area the firm mainly focusses on identified areas like education, health and hygiene, medical facilities in villages, women empowerment, employability enhancement, infrastructure, sports and cultural developme