ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Steel Programme Wobbles

Even while the Third Plan programme of steel expansion has yet to be completed, the programme for the Fourth Plan seems to have become the subject of controversy and indecision. The Third Plan envisaged a rise in steel capacity from 6 million tonnes ingots to 9 million tonnes, all of it in the public sector— from 1 to 1.8 million tonnes ai Rearkela, 1 to 1.6 million tonnes at Durgapur and 1 to 2.5 million tonnes at Bhilai, The Bokaro project, of course, had become persona non combatant in the process of the protracted and finally infructuous negotiations for U S Aid.

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