Visakha Steel Employees' Congress (VSEC) has asked Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas S. Jaipal Reddy to use his good office for raw material security of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.

In a memorandum submitted to Mr. Reddy on Monday, VSEC general secretary Rajasekhar Mantri said the steel plant, which was started after ‘Visakha Ukku Andhrula Hakku' agitation, was now paying a huge production cost on account of sourcing raw material from outside.