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Telangana pushes its case with Centre for steel plant

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

The has represented to the Centre for setting up a steel plant in the state, Minister informed the Assembly today.

Chief Minister has taken up the matter with Prime Minister Modi and Union ministers have also been represented on the matter, the IT and mines minister said in reply to a query in the

It has been mentioned in the State Reorganisation Act, 2014 that the Centre shall take all necessary measures for establishment of an integrated steel plant by Ltd (SAIL), he said.

Due to inadequate quantity and quality of iron ore available at Bayyaram, Khammam district, the state has initiated discussions with National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) to get iron ore from their closest mines in to Bayyaram, where the steel plant has been proposed, the minister said.

The is conducting a feasibility study elsewhere in the state as well for setting up the plant, he said.

The government would like to have either a new railway line or a slurry pipeline for transportation of iron ore from to the state, Rao said.

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First Published: Thu, November 09 2017. 17:48 IST