Sonowal requests Centre to set up steel plant in Assam
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday requested Union minister of state for steel Faggan Singh Kulaste for setting up of a steel plant in the state. Minister Kulaste called on chief minister Sonowal at Brahmaputra State Guest House here on Saturday, said a statement issued from CMO.
Sonowal said that considering the ever-increasing requirement of steel in Northeast, a steel plant should be set up in Assam with Central government support. He said that the entire Northeastern region uses more than six lakh metric ton of steel from Steel Authority of India every year and considering the huge demand of steel, a steel plant should be set up in the state.
The chief minister further said that the now defunct steel plant at a sprawling 100 acre land at Dogaon near Baihata Chariali in Kamrup district should be revived to feed the demand of the state. Referring to the Advantage Assam: Global Investors’ Summit held last year in Guwahati, Sonowal said that the summit witnessed inking of 240 MoUs involving an amount of Rs. 79 thousand crore. Out of which an investment of Rs. 52 thousand crore has already been made in different sectors. He said that the considering the huge potential of trade and commerce, the territory of capital city has been expanded with notifying State Capital Region encompassing the adjoining areas of the city.