Salem Steel Plant, (SSP), a unit of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), has won the prestigious National Sustainability Award for the year 2011-12 from Indian Institute of Metals (IIM). Shri DRS Chaudhary, Secretary, Ministry of Steel, gave away the award in the presence of Shri Beni Prasad Verma, Hon’ble Minister of Steel, which was received by Shri SS Mohanty, Director (Technical), SAIL and Shri SK Khare, General Manager (Works), Salem Steel Plant, at a glittering function during the 50th National Metallurgists’ Day celebrations held at Jamshedpur on November 16, under the aegis of Govt of India, Ministry of Steel. Chairman SAIL, Shri CS Verma, and CEO Bhilai Steel Plant, Shri S Chandrasekaran, were also present on the occasion.
SSP has won the first prize among the Secondary Steel Plants / Alloys Steel Plants category for the year 2011-12. Salem Steel Plant has bagged this award consecutively for the 9th time and 16th time since inception of this award in the year 1991. The award symbolizes SSP’s commitment to quality and further enhances the value of its brand, Salem Stainless.
The Ferrous Division of the Indian Institute of Metals has been organising the National Quality Competition since 1991 to encourage and recognise the quality control aspects in the steel sector.