Bhilai: Union steel minister Dharmendra Pradhan has proposed for a steel fabrication cluster here around the Bhilai Steel Plant.

The minister through video conferencing with officials of ministries of steel, road transport & highways, railways and other stakeholders like SAIL , INSDAG and steel fabricators from Bhilai to work out a detailed plan for developing a steel fabrication cluster around the Bhilai Steel Plant discussed about developing a steel fabrication cluster with Bhilai Steel Plant as anchor industry.

“The steel fabrication cluster envisaged will give boost to the MSME sector in the region, facilitate employment generation and give impetus to the local economy. This is in line with the spirit of prime minister’s call for Aatmanirbhar Bharat.”

Minister Pradhan directed the CEO, Bhilai Steel Plant, to ensure that the steel plate requirement of the steel fabricators in the Durg district is fully met and any restrictive conditions coming the way of such procurement be removed.  

Broaching the issues faced by the bridge fabricators in meeting their steel requirements, the minister directed that the problem be shorted out soon.

Pradhan also discussed a strategy of enhancing steel usage in the bridges constructed by MORTH on lines with Railways which is using steel bridges on a very large scale.