Union Steel & Mines Minister reviews performance of NMDC Limited
Hyderabad, December 09, 2017.......Union Steel Minister Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh visited the Head Office of NMDC Limited at Hyderabad on Saturday afternoon. The Minister reviewed NMDC’s performance in a meeting with Shri N. Baijendra Kumar, IAS, CMD; Dr. Narendra K. Nanda, Director (Technical); Shri P K Satpathy, Director (Production); Dr. T.R.K. Rao, Director (Commercial); Shri D S Ahluwalia, Director (Finance); Shri Sandeep Tula, Director (Personnel), NMDC; Shri Saraswati Prasad, Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Steel; Shri Sunil Barthwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Steel and Senior Officials of NMDC. Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh appreciated NMDC’s performance and achievements and also said that the inaugural function of the Diamond Jubilee Year has become a bench mark for all PSEs.
“NMDC, being one of the largest miners in India mustfocus on increasing iron ore production, this will have the twin benefit ofkeeping prices in check and ensuring equitable supply of raw material to bigand small producers. To achieve the target of enhanced production capacity to67 million tonnes iron ore by 2021-22, there needs to be visible incrementalincrease in production in consecutive years. NMDC needs to have astrategic vision and plan for the same." Minister advised NMDC to get astrategic plan prepared for long term vision. He emphasized to increasefocus on explanation of all minerals not only in India but also overseas. Healso stressed the importance of having slurry pipeline network to address theevacuation issue and this will also not only help the large steel makers butalso the secondary steel producers.
Earlier CMD, NMDC Shri N. Baijendra Kumar, IASwelcomed the Minister and said his maiden visit to MDC Head office is a proudmoment for all NMDCians.