Centre Committed to Kadapa Steel Plant
Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh, on Friday, said that the Centre is committed to set up a steel plant at Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh, but the required information about the project is yet to come from the state government.
The statement comes a day after Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation stone for the establishment of Kadapa steel plant, which became an issue as state accused centre of not honouring the commitment made in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014.
“We are committed to set up a steel plant there (in Kadapa) but you know... due diligence required. If they don’t go by that, then it is not possible for us to give the final report. So, ultimately there is no response from the state government. We have come to know that even the clearance from the forest department has not been obtained, which is to be given by the state government only,” Singh said on the sidelines of a SAIL event.
He also added that the latest information about the types of mines and the quantity as well as the quality of the iron ore was to be supplied by Andhra Pradesh government.