Over 35000 people displaced due to setting up of steel plants of SAIL and RINL Provided Employment, claimed govt

Two public sector steel manufacturing companies namely Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) under the Ministry of Steel have provided employment to over 35 thousand persons under displaced category.

In Vishakhapatnam Steel Plant of RINL(RINL-VSP), 7845 persons were given employment as against commitment of 5000.

In Bhilai Steel Plant (SAIL)4468 persons, Rourkela Steel Plant (SAIL), 6,486 persons,Bokaro Steel Plant (SAIL) 16000(approx) persons and Salem Steel Plant (SAIL) 214 persons were provided employment.

They have been provided employment against regular grades in the pay scales earmarked for the grades and the wages are paid as per Company Rules.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Steel, Vishnu Deo Sai, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today. He also said that data about number of displaced persons in setting of private steel plants is not maintained in the Ministry of Steel.

The Minister further informed that in Vishakhapatnam Steel Plant, 16850 are identified as displaced and all of them have been rehabilitated in four rehabilitation colonies developed by Government of Andhra Pradesh.

These colonies have amenities like drinking water, roads, street lights, school health centers and community centers. He said land for setting up of public sector plants, is acquired by the concerned State Government as per the provisions of Land Acquisition Act.

The rehabilitation, compensation and other issues of displaced persons are also dealt by the competent authority under the Land and Rehabilitation policies of the concerned State Government.

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