Salboni (also written as Salbani) is a town with a police station in Medinipur Sadar subdivision of Paschim Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the location of a Reserve Bank of India currency printing press, and is the proposed site of a steel plant.


History

During World War II Salboni was the site of an air base of the Royal Air Force, then named RAF Salbani.


Geography

Salboni is located at 22.6°N 87.19°E. It has an average elevation of 25 meters (85 feet). It is on NH 60.

Demographics

As per 2001 census, Salboni CD Block had a population of 165,193, out of which 84,247 were males and 80,946 were females. Growth of population in the 1991-2001 decade was 16.71 per cent

Economy

Proposed steel plant

JSW Steel signed a pact with West Bengal government on 11 January 2007 to set up a 10 million tonne steel plant in Salboni. This will be the largest single investment in Bengal to this time. The plant will be established on a 5,000-acre (2023 hectare) plot. District magistrate B.P. Barat has stated that some 95% of the land for the Jindal project is fallow, barring a few acres in two mouzas, inhabited by tribals.
The first phase of the steel project will need an investment of Rs. 15,000 crore that would include a 3-million tonne steel plant, a 600 MW captive power plant, an independent 1,000 MW power plant, development of coal mines and a berth in the Haldia port. The next two phases will need investment of Rs. 10,000 crore each to enhance steel production to 10 million tonnes. It will provide direct and indirect employment totalling 10,000

BRBNMPL Note Press

BRBNMPL (Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Pvt. Ltd.) was established by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as its wholly owned subsidiary on 3rd February 1995 with a view to augmenting the production of bank notes in India to enable the RBI to bridge the gap between the supply and demand for bank notes in the country. The BRBNMPL has been registered as a Private Limited Company under the Companies Act 1956 with its Registered and Corporate Office situated at Bangalore. A press has been setup in the outskirts of Salboni Town. This is one of the three note presses all over India other two being in the cities Bangalore and Mysore. A township with high security has been setup around the note press at Salboni.


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