Government sets up Panel to look into the cause of gas leakage in Bhilai Steel Plant
An independent High Level Committee under the chairmanship of Shri K.K. Mehrotra, former CMD, MECON has been constituted by the Government to inquire about the cause of gas leakage from blast furnace-GCP in Bhilai Steel Plant on June12, 2014. The panel will hand in the final report to the Secretary, Ministry of Steel by July 17, 2014.
Bhilai Steel Plant
The Bhilai Steel Plant is located in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh was set up with the help of the USSR in 1955. It is India’s first and sole producer of rails and heavy steel plates. It is also a key producer of wide steel plates and other steel products. The Bhilai Steel plant which has been the flagship integrated steel plant unit of the Public Sector steel company, the SAIL (Steel Authority of India Limited) has been a 11 time winner of the Prime Minister’s Trophy for best integrated steel plant in the country. It is the sole supplier of the India’s longest rail tracks, which measure 260 metres (850 ft) and is the largest and most profitable production facility of SAIL.