As per report, with barely 6 to 7 days of iron ore stock left, the company is running only two shifts instead of the regular three shifts and is on the verge of shutting down its operations and laying off its employees.
A senior company official told Business Standard that "The entire requirement of iron ore for our steel plant is met by the supply from the Joda mining circle in Keonjhar district. However, the supply of iron ore to our plant has been stopped arbitrarily from January 14 by the Deputy Director (mines) of the circle. Not just Shyam Metalics, a total of 42 end users, most of them being in West Bengal, have been hit hard due to the abrupt halt in supply of raw material.”
He added that "The company has taken up the issue with the state chief secretary as well as steel & mines secretary and they have assured to look into the matter.”
When contacted by Business Standard, a top official of the state steel & mines department said that "There is a court case pending against Shyam Metalics but we have to ensure that raw material supply to the steel units in the state is not disrupted. We have asked the Deputy Director (mines) of the Joda circle to look into the matter."
(Sourced from BS)
Tags: Keonjhar, state steel and mines department