Jul 11: The expansion and modernization of public sector SAIL Ltd has been hit by land encroachment issue in different units. Chaudhary Birender Singh, Minister of Steel, who chaired a meeting here expressed serious concern over the land encroachment taking place in SAIL units.
He said that all encroachments need to be removed on priority basis for the next phase of modernization and expansion of SAIL. The Minister directed officials that notices be issued to the encroachers and help be taken from law enforcement agencies, of the respective States, to remove encroachments and illegal constructions, in Steel Townships, and for deploying all measures for safeguarding the real estate of the Company.
The Minister also emphasized that Plants should take steps for construction of steel intensive structures in future for effective usage of land. The meeting was attended by Secretary, Steel, Chairman, SAIL, and other senior officials of the Ministry and SAIL.