Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP), the flagship unit of Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) has received the Prime Minister's Trophy for emerging as the best performing steel plant in the country for the years 2006-07 and 2007-08 in New Delhi. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh handed over the Trophy for Best Integrated Steel Plant in the country to SAIL Chairman S.K. Roongta and BSP Managing Director R. Ramaraju in the presence of Union Minister for Steel Virbhadra Singh, Minister of State for Steel A. Sai Pratap, Secretary (Steel) Atul Chaturvedi and Special Secretary B.S. Meena.
"I sincerely hope that our steel industry will live up to the expectations of our people. My very best wishes for the growth of this very vital industry of our economy," said Dr. Singh on the occasion.
With this, BSP has the unparalleled distinction of being the only steel plant in the country, public or private, to have been honoured with the prestigious PM's trophy nine out of the 16 times it has been awarded since it was instituted.