Rebuilt Blast Furnace-1 of Rourkela Steel Plant Dedicated to the Nation

dedicates to nation rebuilt Blast Furnace-1 of Rourkela Steel Plant

Question: Rourkela steel plant was established with the help of which country?
(a) UK
(b) Russia
(c) Western Germany
(d) France
Answer: (c) 
Related Facts:

  • On June 11, 2018 the Union Minister of Steel, Chaudhary Birender Singh dedicated the rebuilt Blast Furnace-1 ‘Parvati’ of SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) to the Nation.
  • Parvati is the first Blast Furnace of SAIL that was dedicated to the nation on 3rdFebruary 1959 by the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
  • The Blast Furnace was put down on 6thAugust 2013 for total rebuilding.
  • Although erected on the old foundation, the rebuilt furnace equipped with superior technology has a higher production capacity.
  • With the rebuilding, the annual production capacity, of the furnace has increased from 0.438 Million tonnes (MT) to 1.015 MT.
  • The Steel Minister also laid the foundation stone of the Burns and Plastic Surgery Department of Super Specialty block at Ispat General Hospital.
  • Rourkela Steel Plant was established in the year 1955 located in Odisha state, this plant was established with the help of western Germany.
  • This is the first integrated steel plant in the public sector in India.

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