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

PRODUCTION of ingot steel in the country in 1970-71 was 6.11 million tonnes compared to 6.43 million tonnes in the previous year. Production of saleable pig iron and finished steel amounted to 1.27 million tonnes and 4.73 million tonnes as against 1.54 million tonnes and 5.05 million tonnes in 1969-70. In terms of ingot steel, Durgapur produced at only 43 per cent of capacity in 1970-71 whereas pro-duction in Rourkela was 56 per cent. Bhilai worked at 77 per cent of capa-city. The two private steel plants, TISCO and IISCO, worked at 85 per cent and 62 per cent of capacity, res-pectively.

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