Odisha Willing to Offer Land to SAIL – Arcelor Mittal

Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), an Indian state-owned steel making company based in New Delhi, India is a public sector undertaking, owned and operated by the Government of India which recently responded to the state's request by writing a letter to Odisha Principal Industry Secretary Sanjeev Chopra, saying they would keep the eastern state in mind while zeroing in on the location for the proposed steel plant. As the Odisha government said it is inviting SAIL Arcelor Mittal JV to set up an automotive grade steel plant in the state as ample land was available there. Sanjeev Chopra mentioned that they (SAIL - Mittal joint venture) are examining various locations. And the ball is in their court. Once they express interest, land is also available. Ample land is available in Rourkela. I am sure in case they are interested they can do it very fast here. There are no issues of land acquisition also. As SAIL has a steel plant in Rourkela with 4.5 million tonnes of Hot Metal and 4.2 Million Tonnes of Crude Steel per annum capacity. Replying to a query, the official said Sajjan Jindal led JSW Steel has given a proposal for the land given up by Korean steel giant Posco, for setting up a steel plant and the Odisha government is clearing the file for allocation of the land and some formalities need to be completed for getting forest clearances, which was earlier in the name of Posco. They should be able to do the groundbreaking in this calendar year. The official was in the city for a roadshow for the upcoming ‘Make in Odisha Conclave 2018’.