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SAIL supplied over half of the steel for construction of world’s tallest statue

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The Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) supplied more than 50% of the steel for the construction of ‘The Statue of Unity’, the world’s tallest statue, which was dedicated by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 31 October.

The Statue of Unity is a monument dedicated to Indian independence movement leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 143rd birth anniversary. Out of the 24 000 metric t of steel required for the construction of the 182-m tall statue, SAIL supplied approximately 12 000 metric t. The total quantity of steel supplied by SAIL includes reinforced steel like TMT bars as well as structurals and plates.

The Chairman of SAIL, Anil Kumar Chaudhary, said that the company was proud to be associated with this global and historic national achievement: "SAIL, in its 60th year of production, has been a part of the nation’s development for last six decades and SAIL steel has been used for constructing almost every important national project. And it always strives to meet the growing steel requirements of the country."

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