Jun 12: The rebuilt Blast furnace-1 ‘Parvati’ of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) was dedicated to the nation by Chaudhary Birender Singh, Union Minster of Steel.
Parvati was the first Blast Furnace of SAIL that was dedicated to the nation on 3rd February 1959 by the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad. The Blast Furnace was put down on 6th August 2013 for total rebuilding. Although erected on the old foundation, the rebuilt furnace equipped with superior technology has a higher production capacity. With the rebuilding, the annual production capacity, of the furnace has increased from 0.438 Million tonnes (MT) to 1.015 MT.