The Salem Steel Plant has won the prestigious National Sustainability Award for the year 2010 from Indian Institute of Metals. 

A press release stated that Virbhadra Singh, Union Minister of Steel, gave away the award, which was received by Pankaj Gautam, Executive Director of Salem Steel Plant. The award was given on November 14 at the 48th National Metallurgists' Day celebrations in Bangalore.

The plant has also won the first prize among the Secondary Steel Plants/ Alloys Steel Plants category for the year 2010. 

The Salem Steel Plant has bagged the award consecutively for the seventh time and 14th since the inception of the award in 1991.

“The award symbolizes SSP's commitment to quality and the value of its brand, Salem Stainless,” the release adds.

The National Metallurgists' Day is being celebrated on November 14 every year as a tribute to the important role played by metallurgists in the industrialisation and economic development of India. 

The Ferrous Division of the Indian Institute of Metals has been organising the National Quality Competition since 1991 to encourage the quality control aspects in the steel sector.

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