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MANUAL ON BOKARO STEEL PLANT BOKARO STEEL PLANT AT A GLANCE As the fourth integrated steel plant in the Public Sector conceived in 1959, Bokaro Steel Plant actually started taking shape in 1965 in collaboration with the Soviet Union. The collaboration agreement was signed on 25th January 1965.The design of the plant was envisaged with a capacity of 1.7 million tonnes (MT) per annum in stage-I and 4 MT per annum in stage-II, with provision for further expa
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    MANUAL ON BOKARO STEEL PLANT    BOKARO STEEL PLANT AT A GLANCE As the fourth integrated steel plant in the Public Sector conceived in 1959, Bokaro Steel Plant actually started taking shape in 1965 in collaboration with the Soviet Union. The collaboration agreement was signed on 25th January 1965.The design of the plant was envisaged with a capacity of 1.7 million tonnes (MT) per annum in stage-I and 4 MT per annum in stage-II, with provision for further expansion. The construction work started on 6th April 1968. Bokaro Steel Plant was srcinally incorporatedas a limited company on 29th  January 1964.With the formation of the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)on 24 January 1973, it became a wholly owned subsidiary of SAIL and on 1st May 1978 it was eventually merged with SAIL through the Public Sector Iron & Steel Companies (Restructuring & Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1978. The Plant is hailed as the country’s first Swadeshi steel plant,built with maximum indigenous content in terms of equipment,material and know-how. Its first phase of 1.7 MT ingot steel commenced on 2nd October 1972 with the commissioning of the first Blast Furnace and completed on 26th February 1978 with the commissioning of the third Blast Furnace. All the envisaged units of 4 MT stage have already been commissioned.The Plant is designed to produce flat products like Hot Rolled Coils, Hot Rolled Plates, Hot Rolled Sheets, Cold Rolled Coils, Cold Rolled Sheets, Tin Mill Black Plates (TMBP)and Galvanised Plain and Corrugated (GP/GC) Sheets. Bokaro has provided a strong raw material base for a variety of modern engineering industries including automobile, pipe and tube, LPG cylinder,barrel and drum producing industries.To keep pace with the latest trends in steel making,the first phase of modernisation was sanctioned on 23rd July 1993.As the  benefits of the modernisation have been reaped,Bokaro Steel is continuously upgrading its various production facilities to bring improvements in productivity and quality.   T HE T OWNSHIP   Bokaro Steel City is located in idyllic surroundings on the southern bank of river Damodar with Garga, one of its tributaries, meandering along the southern and eastern outskirts of the city. On the north, the city is flanked by the high ranges of the Parasnath Hills and on the south; just beyond the river Garga, it is enveloped by the Satanpur Hillocks. The vast rolling topography of the city is 2 of 26    interspersed by graded valleys and winding rivulets typical of the Chhotanagpur Plateau. Within two decades of Bokaro Steel coming into existence, the city has blossomed into a regional urban centre of over 8 lakh people from different parts of the country, making the city a Mini Bharat. Bokaro is located on the Gomoh-Chandrapura-Muri railway line. Direct train services to all the four metros are available from Bokaro. It is located centrally between the triangle of the other three major cities of Jharkhand - Ranchi, Jamshedpur and Dhanbad - all of which are well connected by road and railway. BASIC   INFORMATION      Location : Southern bank of Damodar River; approx. 50 kms from Dhanbad and 140 kms each from Ranchi and Jamshedpur    Latitude : 23 0  39'    Longitude : 86 0  09'     Altitude : 210 metres (average) varying from 195 to 224 metres    Climate : Extreme     Annual Rainfall : Average 157 cms; Maximum 195 cms    Temperature : Maximum 48½ 0  Celsius : Min. 2½ 0  Celsius    Wind direction : South-West to North-East    Type of Soil : Loamy up to 1 to 2 metres, sandy soil below that    Total land area : 33,045.35 acres    Plant, Slag-dump, Cooling Ponds, Ancillaries, Marshalling Yard : 17,208.01 acres    Township (including Airstrip)  : 10,114.53 acres    Garga Reservoir : 3,886.87 acres    Railways : 1,835.94 acres HOUSING    Permanent houses/hostels : 37,472    Total houses leased out : 4,773 The general plan of Bokaro Steel City covering approximately 10,114 acres provides for about 37,000 residential units. The city has a number of company-run and public schools dispersed in various sectors on the concept of primary and secondary school districts. Of the 42 schools run by Bokaro Steel, 21 are affiliated to the CBSE Board and 21 to Jharkhand State Secondary Education Board. In these BSL educational institutions, there are around 1200 teachers and 31,000 students. MEDICAL FACILITIES   The township has a modern 910-bed Bokaro General Hospital with specialised units like Critical Care Unit, Intensive Coronary Care Unit, Haemodialysis Unit, Nuclear Medicine Laboratory, Intensive Burns Unit, Special Care Baby Unit, 3 of 26    Psychiatry Unit, Physiotherapy Unit, Rehabilitation Unit, Cancer Therapy Unit, CT Scan and other sophisticated facilities. An ultramodern Operation Theatre complex, state-of-the-art Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit and Eye Operation Theatre with facilities for IOL implantation and Vitreo-Retinal Surgery have  been added recently. The Child Care Unit of BGH has been recognised as a Baby Friendly Hospital by UNICEF. The Blood Bank of BGH has been given the status of Regional Training Centre by Government of India. It is the only blood bank in the state of Jharkhand, which has been recognised to impart training to blood  bank officers and technicians in Jharkhand.    Beds in Bokaro General Hospital - 910    Sector Health Centres - 10      Primary Health Centres in Peripheral areas - 0 4    Occupational Health Services Centre - 0 1 To take care of the employees working in the plant, an Occupational Health Services Centre with modern facilities has been provided within the plant premises. Bokaro General Hospital is recognised by the Indian Medical Council for imparting training to Housemen and Interns and also by the Nursing Council of India for training of Student Nurses. Bokaro General Hospital has the distinction of being the only one in Jharkhand being recognised by the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi as a centre for imparting post-graduate training to candidates appearing for the Diplomat of National Board examinations. The medical team boasts of around 200 skilled doctors and over 1000 paramedic staff. Enriching Life Bokaro Ispat Pustakalaya with a collection of over 40,000 books in various subjects and languages meets the reading requirements of the people in the township. In addition, 6 libraries are functioning in various sector community centres. Bokaro boasts of a well-maintained City Park. The park has an man-made lake with three artificial islands, boating facilities and a lake-view restaurant. Among other attractions of the city is a Biological Park named after Pandit  Jawaharlal Nehru. The park has a variety of animals, birds and aquatic creatures. Small parks dot the entire city, adding green cover and recreational space for people. Bokaro runs a number of welfare schemes, offering various benefits to its employees. Prominent among them are Family Benefit Scheme, Group Insurance Scheme and Cooperative Credit Societies. In close collaboration with 4 of 26
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