Chaudhary Birender Singh dedicates RSP’s rebuilt BF #1 to the Nation
June 11, 2018
Chaudhary Birender Singh, Union Minister of Steel, dedicated the rebuilt Blast Furnace (BF) #1 – Parvati of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) to the Nation, on June 11, 2018.
While addressing a press conference at RSP, Chaudhary Birender Singh stated, “SAIL contributes a major chunk of the steel production in this country. It is today the foremost in terms of production technology and is at par with any other international steel company.”
‘Parvati’ is the first blast furnace of SAIL that was dedicated to the nation on February 3, 1959 by the then President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad. The blast furnace was put down on August 6, 2013 for total rebuilding. With the rebuilding, the annual production capacity of the furnace has increased from 0.438 MT to 1.015 MT.