Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Steel
09-December-2010 14:15 IST
Steel Projects in Rural Areas
The Minister of State in the Ministry of Steel, Shri A. Sai Prathap has said that steel is a deregulated sector. Accordingly, location of steel projects is decided by the individual investors, in consultation with the respective State Governments, based entirely on the techno-commercial considerations. General problems faced by steel projects relate to smooth supply of raw material, security, law and order etc.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today he said, review of working conditions of steel plants is an ongoing process. Accordingly, four surveys were conducted at Visakhapatnam in respect of unit of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL),a Public Sector Undertaking under administrative control of the Ministry of Steel, by external agencies. Necessary action or improvement wherever required has been initiated.