Union Minister of Steel, Birender Singh reviewed the working of SAIL marketing setup in Southern Region and SAIL joint venture with Govt. of Kerala. SAIL-SCL Kerala Limited. Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of Kerala, Mr. Paul Antony, IAS, participated. SAIL was represented by Shri P.K. Mishra, Executive Director, Shri A.V. Purandare, Regional Manager & SAIL SCL, Kerala was represented by Shri P. Saidev, Managing Director.
Hon’ble Minister stressed the need of making units of SAIL like Salem Steel Plant and VISL Bhadravati Competitive He added that action plans have to be taken to make the joint venture units like SAIL-SCL Kerala Limited viable. There is good scope of consumption of steel in the state of Kerala as well as in the other parts of the country. SAIL and Govt. of Kerala, he suggested, should work together to promote consumption of steel.