Rourkela (Agencies): The Rourkela Steel Plant is all set to achieve its production target of 2.3 million tonnes in the current fiscal after maintaining its growth momentum during the first ten months of year, company officials said on Wednesday.

During April-January, the steel plant recorded production of 1.928 million tonnes of hot metal, 1.803 million tonnes of crude steel and 1.669 million tonnes of saleable steel, indicating growth of 2.6 per cent, 2.3 per cent and 1.7 per cent, respectively, compared to the April-January, 2009-10, period.

Production of hot metal and crude steel during this period was the highest achieved by the plant since inception, officials said.

Production of finished items like plates, hot rolled plates from the hot strip mill electric resistance weld (ERW) pipe, spiral weld (SW) pipes, cold-rolled sheets and coils recorded a significant growth in comparison to April-January, 2009-10, while hot rolled plates output was the highest since inception of the plant.