Union steel minister Beni Prasad Verma inaugurated work on a steel factory at Gondhi Basahi village in Risia development block, Uttar Pradesh.
The factory will have a capacity to produce 1 lakh tonne of steel bars every year. Another steel factory would be set up in the Terai belt. A steel factory is already running near Rahwa Bishnupur in the district.
Bahraich MP Kamal Kishor Commando said that the work of broad gauge railway line has started in Bahraich and the credit for this goes to Verma.