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SAIL sweeps Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar awards

‘It is a matter of pride for all of us that more than half of the total awardees who have won the Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar [VRP] are from Steel Authority of India Limited,’ said SAIL chairman C S Verma at a felicitation ceremony for VRP awardees organised at SCOPE Complex on Monday.

Continuing with its glorious tradition of previous years, 64 out of total 118 awardees for the performance year 2010 were from SAIL, who were awarded by Union Minister of Labour and Employment Mallikarjun Kharge at a glittering ceremony held at Vigyan Bhawan on Monday.

Estimated annual savings resulting from implementation of works mentioned in SAIL's award winning projects are over Rs143 crore on a recurring basis and Rs 58.8 crore on a one-time basis.

The 13 awards won by SAIL went to 64 employees from SAIL's five plants including Bhilai Steel Plant, Bokaro Steel Plant, Rourkela Steel Plant, Durgapur Steel Plant and Salem Steel Plant.

One of the award winning projects includes design, development and installation of Purging System for skirt pressure impulse lines in Basic Oxygen Furnace, SMS-II of Bhilai Steel Plant.

The skirt pressure lines maintain the draught in the gas duct of Gas Cleaning Plant of the convertor of SMS-II.
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