New Delhi: JSPL Friday unveiled it’s Vision 2030 for Odisha with a view to make its Angul Steel Plant the world’s largest and greenest single-location steel plant putting Odisha on the global steel map.
The Vision 2030 aims at making Odisha a 100 million tonne (MTPA) steel manufacturing hub.
JSPL’s Vision 2030 focuses on enhancing the capacity of its 6 MTPA Angul integrated steel plant to 25.2 MTPA through clean energyy resources with an additional investment of Rs 1.20 lakh crore. The Angul plant is producing steel through one of its kind technology wherein Swadeshi coal is being used to produce Synthesis Gas which is utilised for production of DRI.
JSPL Angul will see an expansion of substantial green steel manufacturing capacity through Hydrogen-based DRI and EAF route. The complex will also house a 12.5 MTPA cement plant to utilize the Blast Furnace Slag and Fly Ash to produce environment-friendly, Green cement.
JSPL’s Vision 2030 for 25.2 MTPA steel capacity at Angul also entails substantial investments to develop the iron ore and coal mineral industry and build a world-class logistics infrastructure. The company plans to invest in a state-of-the-art Port and a dedicated Railway Line to connect the Port, the Angul facility, the Barbil Pellet Plant and its Raigarh plant in Chhattisgarh. The company is focussing on the robust supply chain mechanism and raw material transportation.
JSPL initiatives, thus, are expected to create 60,000 plus direct job opportunities and around 3,00,000 indirect employment opportunities in Odisha.
The company’s operations in Odisha are likely to generate economic activity to the tune of nearly Rs 1.5 Lakh crore annually, with the state exchequer getting richer by potential revenues of around Rs 7500 crore per annum.
The company remains steadfastly committed to improving the quality of life of the local communities of Odisha through its various CSR programs focussed on health care, education, skill development, sustainable livelihood, sports, art & culture.
The company also requested government officials for abolition of electricity duty and giving tax benefits of 15% to brown field projects as it is being given to Green field projects.
Minister Steel & Mines and Works Shri Prafulla Kumar Mallik and Minister of State (Industry) Shri Dibya Shankar Mishra appreciated JSPL’s proposal for setting up the largest steel plant of the world at Angul, Odisha. Chief Secretary Shri Suresh Chandra Mahapatra assured all support from the State Government to achieve the goal of setting up 25.2 MTPA steel plant and for the required infrastructure. Principal Secretary (Steel & mines) Shri Surendra Kumar said that raw material for steel industries would be made available through auction of more number of mines soon.
“We draw inspiration from Biju Babu’s vision for Odisha. The Hon’ble Chief Minister’s leadership and robust roadmap make us all the more committed to the state. We draw satisfaction from the fact that JSPL today is the largest private investor in the state of Odisha. The State will remain our preferred destination for investments and expansions. Substantial part of this investment will come from our internal accruals/equity infusions. Odisha will be the powerhouse leading Eastern India’s onward march, and JSPL will play its part in the same. I am sure many others will also come forward to invest in the state and work with its outstanding human resources,” said JSPL Chairman Naveen Jindal.
“JSPL is known for its cutting-edge, environment-friendly technological innovations. We have undertaken some of the most state-of-the-art industrial innovations at our Angul unit in Odisha. Our Vision 2030 is part of the same journey, with the objective to put Odisha on the global map, besides making the state Eastern India’s jewel,” said JSPL MD V R Sharma.