Chhattisgarh steel plant demerger to be completed in Q3: NMDC

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June 28, 2021 3:08 PM

Amitava Mukherjee, Director (Finance), NMDC in a recently held earnings call said the Board of Directors of the company is expected to give its approval to the draft demerger scheme by July 31 and once that happens, then it will be taken to SEBI and Competition Commission of India for necessary approvals.

NDMCSumit Deb, CMD of the firm said the commissioning of the steel plant would be during the third quarter. (Representational image)

NMDC Limited is expecting the demerger of its three-million tonne per annum capacity steel plant being set up in Chhattisgarh to be completed by the third quarter of the current fiscal, a senior official of the state-owned miner has said.

Amitava Mukherjee, Director (Finance), NMDC in a recently held earnings call said the Board of Directors of the company is expected to give its approval to the draft demerger scheme by July 31 and once that happens, then it will be taken to SEBI and Competition Commission of India for necessary approvals.

“By all accounts, this is the process after the Board approval could take anything between 100 to 160 days, depending on how much time SEBI takes, how much time MCA other people take. So from — if I start from August 1, so it could be anything between 100 days from August to 160 days from August,” he said replying to a query on the timelines for demerger of the steel plant.

Sumit Deb, CMD of the firm said the commissioning of the steel plant would be during the third quarter. Deb said the total capital expenditure for the current financial year is around Rs 3,700 crore out of which Rs 1,500 crore will be spent on the steel plant.

Iron ore pricing is looking good and NMDC is planning to ramp up production to 44 million tonnes in FY22, Deb said.

NMDC produced 34.15 million tonnes and sold 33.25 million tonnes of iron ore during the financial year 2020-21.

This is an 8 per cent growth in production and 6 per cent in sales from the 31.49 million tonnes produced and 31.51 million tonnes sold during FY 2019-20.

NMDC is planning to set up a six-million tonne capacity pellet plant in Visakhapatnam, he further said.

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