SAIL, RINL spent Rs 7,804 cr on maintenance during 2015-18
New Delhi: Domestic steel giants SAIL and RINL spent an average of about Rs 7,804 crore annually on maintenance of plants in the last three financial years, Parliament was informed on Monday.
"The average annual expenditure on maintenance of different plants (including maintenance of equipment) of SAIL and RINL during the last three financial years was about Rs 6,650 crore and Rs 1,154 crore, respectively," Minister of State for Steel Vishnu Deo Sai said. '
He also said both PSUs have taken a number of steps including safety awareness drives, regular inspection and mandatory training to check accidents. He said in case of fatal accidents of regular employees, compensation is given under the Employees' Compensation Act while in case of contractual staff, benefit is paid under Employees' State Insurance Scheme by ESI.