Steel minister Singh dedicates 120-mw power plant to nation
Chaudhary Birender Singh, Union Minister of Steel, highlighted the need to be self-sufficient in power generation and RINL has rightly proved its progress in that direction. He made this observation while dedicating to the Nation, the most eco-friendly 120 MW gas based Power Plant on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion, the Steel Minister said that there is a perceptual change in the consumption of coal because of the setting up more non-conventional power plants in the country using Wind energy, Solar energy etc.
The Steel Minister also said that around 1 lakh MW of power is being generated in the country from non-conventional energy sources and that around 3 lakh applications were received for setting up of solar/wind power plants in the country.
He said that RINL is working on CRGO (Cold Rolled Grain Oriented) technology which adds to the reputation of the Company to boost exports. RINL has many advantages of being a skilled workforce company and two major ports behind it. He advised RINL to take the advantage of the opportunity of the huge usage of steel for the construction of new capital Amaravati and other projects in Andhra Pradesh.
Birender Singh highly commended RINL and its workforce for adopting an impressive and unique work culture and for a peaceful industrial scenario.
He said that RINL is inching towards achieving international standards of efficiency and exhorted them to work relentlessly towards this end. P Madhusudan, CMD, RINL in his welcome address said that latest technologies and green initiatives were implemented in setting up of the power plant and complimented the entire workforce and agencies for successful operations of the plant. With this, he said that RINL has emerged self sufficient in power generation.
Earlier, Chaudhary Birender Singh was accorded a guard of honour by CISF jawans and P Madhusudan extended a traditional welcome on his arrival at Hill Top Guest House on Monday. The Steel Minister is on a two day maiden visit to RINL.
The Steel Minister commenced his plant visit with planting of trees at Arogyavanam and visited the Model Room & Awards gallery housed in ED (Works) building, Coke Ovens, Blast Furnace-3, Steel Melt Shop-2, Wire Rod Mill-2 etc.
Saraswati Prasad, Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Srinivas, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Prema Latha Singh, MLA, Haryana Assembly & Wife of Steel Minister were present on the occasion.
P Madhusudan, CMD, PC Mohapatra, Director (Projects), DN Rao, Director (Operations), P Raychaudhury, Director (Commercial), KC Das, Director (Personnel) and others accompanied the Steel Minister during the plant visit. In the evening, the Minister reviewed the performance of the Company and interacted with the Senior Management.