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    The Indian Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, inaugurated a new hot strip mill at the?

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    The Indian Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, inaugurated a new hot strip mill at the Bokaro steel production complex in Bihar State on Saturday (1 May). She was accompanied at the ceremony by her son, Mr. Sanjay Gandhi, who also toured the factory with her.

    Two other important guests at the ceremony were the Deputy Prime Minister of the Soviet Union, Mr. I. V. Arkipov, who flew to India especially to attend, and the Soviet Ambassador to New Delhi, Mr. Victory Maltsev. Also in the official party was the India Minister for Steel and Mines, Mr. Chandrajit Yadav.

    The Bokaro plant is the biggest industrial project to be undertaken jointly between India and the Soviet Union. It was in February 1955 that the two countries signed an agreement for setting up a one million tonne capacity steel plant at Bokaro, and it also provided for Soviet help in training India workers in the technology of steel-making.

    The new hot steel mill rolls the molten steel as it emerges from the slabbing mill. It is capable of rolling steel from between 1.5 millimetres to 10 millimetres thickness. The mill can produce up to 759 tonnes of steel per hour, and will now enable the Bokaro plant to compete in the market as a producer of finished products.

    SYNOPSIS: The final stage in the development of the Bokaro steel production complex was completed on Saturday with the inauguration of the factory's new hot strip rolling mill. The factory, which is in Bihar State, is the biggest industrial project to be undertaken jointly between India and the Soviet Union.

    A large party of important guests gathered on the factory floor to attend the inauguration ceremony which was carried out by the Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi. Also among the guests were the Deputy Prime Minister of the Soviet Union, Mr. I. V. Arkipov, and the Soviet Ambassador to New Delhi, Mr. Victor Maltsev.

    It was in 1955 that the two countries signed an agreement to set up a one million tonne capacity plant at Bokaro.

    The hot steel mill rolls the molten steel as it emerges from the slabbing mill, and can produce steel between 1.5 millimetre to 10 millimetres thick. It can also produce up to 759 tonnes of steel per hour, so enabling Bokaro to compete in the market as a producer of finished products.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9Z02UST5XRIN01HUEJ2A7LCC2
    Media URN:
    VLVA9Z02UST5XRIN01HUEJ2A7LCC2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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