The Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh dedicated the rebuilt Blast Furnace-1 ‘Parvati’ of SAIL, Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) to the Nation on June 11, 2018.
Parvati is the first Blast Furnace of SAIL that was dedicated to the nation on February 3, 1959 by the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad. The Blast Furnace was put down on August 6, 2013 for total rebuilding. Although erected on the old foundation, the rebuilt furnace equipped with superior technology has a higher production capacity.
With the rebuilding, the annual production capacity, of the furnace has increased from 0.438 Million tonnes (MT) to 1.015 MT.