Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das Friday urged Union Steel Minister Virendra Singh to open headquarters of Steel Research & Technology Mission of India (SRTMI) in Ranchi to help the mineral-based units in the state and neighbouring states. The SRTMI is an Institutional mechanism in the form of a Society facilitated by the Ministry of Steel and driven by major steel producers of India, to facilitate joint collaborative research projects in the Iron & Steel sector of India.
Calling on the steel minister in the national capital, Das informed Singh that the institute would benefit mineral-based units in the state such as the SAIL, MACON, MIT, Tata Steel and JSPL, an official release said here. Besides, industrials towns like Rourkela in Odisha and Durgapur and Burnpur in West Bengal are also near Ranchi and these would get help if the SRTMI headquarters is opened here. Das said the state government was ready to cooperate to open SRTMI's headquarters in Ranchi.
(With inputs from agencies.)