Location and Map of Iron and Steel Plants in India

  • The history of iron anti steel industry in India is nearly 4000 years old.
  • The famous iron pillar near Qutab Minar is dating back to 350 AD.
  • The real progress in the iron and steel industry was made in 1907 when J.N. Tata established the smelting factory at Sakchi (the former name of Jamshedpur).
  • It was during the Second Five year plan integrated iron and steel plants were established
    at Bhilai, Durgapur, and Raurkela.
  • The Bokaro Iron and Steel Plant was established with the help of Russian government in 1964.
  • The Steel Authority of India (SAIL), was set up in January 1973.
  • In the Fifth Five-Year Plan, it was resolved to set up four new iron and steel plants at Paradwip, Salem, Vijaynagar, and Vishakhapatnam. 

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