Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), the largest Public Sector steelmaker, welcomed the New Year – 2020 at a function held at the Company’s Headquarters at Lodi Road, New Delhi. While addressing the SAIL Collective on this occasion, Anil Kumar Chaudhary, Chairman, SAIL, said “Despite the challenging steel market conditions, SAIL has exhibited resilient performance consistently and will continue to do so in future also. The Company has achieved the highest ever sales in a month during December 2019. With sales of 1.68 Million Tonnes in December 2019, the Company clocked a growth of 47% over CPLY”. Incidentally, SAIL posted a 36% jump in sales during November’19 over CPLY. The Company is consistently maintaining the growth momentum in sales. While making special reference to the supply of rails to the Indian Railways, he mentioned, “During the nine months of FY’20 (April’19 – December’19), SAIL has already produced 9.25 lakh tonnes of rails to the Indian Railways where the entire production of rails was 9.85 lakh tonnes during the previous Financial Year 2018-19”. To cater to the growing demand of the Indian Railways, SAIL is gearing up to enhance production of rails substantially.
Chaudhary applauded the proactive role, supportive policies and continued encouragement of the Government for the development of the Steel Industry. In the current competitive market, SAIL is making relentless efforts to reduce the cost of production on an ever on-going basis. Its strategic priorities include enhancing volume, improving techno-economic parameters and process efficiency and developing new products.