The Bhilai Steel Plant Won the Prime Minister’s Trophy 2012
The Bhilai Steel Plant, on 24th August, 2012 won the prestigious Prime Minister’s Trophy for the 10th time. for emerging as the best performing steel plant in the country in New Delhi today. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh presented the Trophy for Best Integrated Steel Plant in the country to SAIL Chairman Mr C.S. Verma accompanied by Chief Executive Officer, BSP Mr Pankaj Gautam in the presence of Union Minister for Steel Shri Beni Prasad Verma and Secretary ( Steel ) Shri D.R.S. Chaudhary.
Bhilai Steel plant is the flagship unit of India’s largest public sector steel maker, The plant, which is based in Chhattisgarh’s Durg district, some 30 km west of capital Raipur. It has an annual production capacity of over 5 million tonnes. Stressing upon the need to bridge gap between steel output and consumption, Prime Minister expressed satisfaction at the expansion programme undertaken by public sector plants under SAIL, which, he said, “will not only increase their production capacity but also improve the efficiency and productivity”.
With this, BSP has achieved the unparalleled distinction of being the only steel plant in the country, public or private, to have been honoured with the prestigious PM’s trophy 10 out of the 18 times it has been awarded since it was instituted. This speaks volumes about the committed and dedicated workforce of Bhilai Steel Plant. Steel from Bhilai has gone into various strategic sectors and projects of national importance, such as defense, atomic energy, power, infrastructure, heavy machinery, oil and gas, telecom, railway among others. The entire network of Indian Railways runs on rails supplied by Bhilai Steel Plant. The plant has been supplying rails since inception, and by now, the total length of rails supplied by Bhilai, if placed one after another, would encircle the globe nine and a half times.
Known for its culture of excellence and dedication to quality, the plant has achieved distinction in various enabling parameters including leadership, policy & strategy, people development, resource management and process management. Its deployment of modern IT-driven business & knowledge tools to bring in excellence and continuous improvement in business performance, environment conservation, fulfillment of corporate social responsibilities and sustainability practices, among others, has enabled it maintain a position of excellence in the Indian Steel Industry.
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