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VISL privatization: Thousands protest against SAIL's decision

VISL is a unit of SAIL that is involved in the production of alloy steels and pig iron. 

Devdiscourse News Desk | Bhadravathi | Updated: 15-07-2019 14:34 IST | Created: 15-07-2019 14:34 IST
VISL privatization: Thousands protest against SAIL's decision
Image Credit: Twitter (@YuvaDheeraj)

Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) has decided to privatize the century-old Visvesvaraya Iron and Steel Plant (VISL) in the latest disinvestment franchise of NDA government but the decision is not sitting well with the workers and even general public. A full-blown social media campaign against the decision is launched and thousands of people are participating in it.

Visvesvaraya Iron and Steel Plant (VISL) is located it Bhadravathi and residents don't want the plant, which gives employment to hundreds of people, to be privatized. "#VISLonDeathBed" is trending on Twitter and people are sharing their ire over the decision.

People are also questioning the revival efforts made by SAIL for VISL.

People have also taken on the streets to protest against the decision to privatize VISL.

VISL is a unit of SAIL that is involved in the production of alloy steels and pig iron. It was originally started as the Mysore Iron Works on January 18, 1923, and is estimated to have over 2,000 employees.


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