Odisha government wants SAIL to set up medical college, cement factory

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday proposed that the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) set up a medical college and hospital and a cement factory in Sundargarh district. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik held a meeting with SAIL Chairman P.K. Singh and proposed that the company set up a skill development centre in the district, said a release. The meeting was also attended by top officers from both the state government and SAIL. Patnaik proposed that SAIL to set up the cement plant at Purunapani in Sundargarh district and a skill development centre at Rourkela, the release added. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced to upgrade Ispat General Hospital (IGH) run by Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) into a super specialty hospital in April 2015. Singh said they are working on to upgrade the IGH into a super specialty hospital. He also said that the production of Rourkela Steel Plant would be enhanced to 10 million tonne per annum within a period of 10 to 15 years. Issues like resettlement and rehabilitation of persons displaced due to RSP and Mandira Dam and the establishment of a sewerage treatment plant by SAIL at Rourkela were also discussed, the release said. IANS