Press Esc to close
Tuesday 29 July 2014
News updated at 1:51 AM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

India is not my top priority for investment: Mittal

Ahmedabad, Mar 23, 2013 (PTI)
Ahmedabad: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ArcelorMittal Lakshmi Mittal arrives to attend the annual convocation of IIM-A in Ahmadabad, on Saturday. PTI Photo

Unhappy over delay in getting clearances for his projects, the world's largest steelmaker L N Mittal today said India was not his top priority for investment.

Speaking to newsmen on the sidelines of convocation of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad(IIM-A), where he was the chief guest, Mittal said "I do not want to give you any timeline about my Indian projects... experienced so much of delay."

".. India is not in my top priority for investment, it is top priority as a country but not a top priority for investment," Mittal said.


ArcelorMittal, the steel giant belonging to L N Mittal, had inked an MoU with Orissa government in December 2006 to set up a 12 mtpa steel plant in Keonjhar district at an investment of Rs 40,000 crore but it has been facing delay.

Another project of the company in Jharkhand is also facing delay.

Meanwhile, sharing his global outlook on steel, Mittal said that despite the European steel demand being down by 30 per cent, emerging countries like India and China as also Africa will continue to do well.

According to him, global steel demand would continue to grow at around 3.5 per cent.

"Inspite of the fact that European steel demand is down by 30 per cent... there are many countries around the world like American region, emerging markets like India, China, Africa, all these countries will continue to grow," Mittal said adding globally the demand for steel would continue to grow at 3 to 3.5 per cent.

Mittal in his convocation address highlighted that European steel demand was down 30 per cent compared with pre crisis levels and it is not expected to return to pre-crisis levels even by 2020.

"We have to take action to re-size our operating footprint to the reality of the demand scenario," he told a large gathering at IIM-A.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
England's Sam Robson, left, fields the ball beside four other slips ...

England's Sam Robson, left, fields the ball beside four other slips ...

A Muslim woman performs ablution before having iftar meal on the last day of the holy month...

A Muslim woman performs ablution before having iftar meal on the last day of the holy month...

Police take top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda while taking him to court in Berhampur...

Police take top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda while taking him to court in Berhampur...

The launch of Science Express biodiversity special (SEBS) train in New Delhi...

The launch of Science Express biodiversity special (SEBS) train in New Delhi...

England's Ian Bell hits a shot during the second day of the third cricket test...

England's Ian Bell hits a shot during the second day of the third cricket test...

Bollywood music director Anu Malik, actor Sonam Kapoor, filmmaker Farah Khan and Pakistani...

Bollywood music director Anu Malik, actor Sonam Kapoor, filmmaker Farah Khan and Pakistani...

India shooter Vijay Kumar at Barry Buddon Shooting Centre in

India shooter Vijay Kumar at Barry Buddon Shooting Centre in

Muslim women offer namaz in Coimbatore on Monday during...

Muslim women offer namaz in Coimbatore on Monday during...

India gold medallist Rahi Sarnobatat and silver medallist Anisa Sayyed pose for...

India gold medallist Rahi Sarnobatat and silver medallist Anisa Sayyed pose for...

Ned McKendry of Australia is seen underwater as he...

Ned McKendry of Australia is seen underwater as he...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523