Aizawl, Dec 16: A team of MJA members lead by its vice president Zonunsanga Khiangte paid a spot visit to ISPAT, a iron rod factory located at Lengte in Mamit district about 33 km away from the state capital Aizawl.
The visiting media team was well received by officials of ISPAT from whom it was learnt that 90% of the raw materials used in the factory were imported from TATA Company, Jamshedpur while 10% were collected locally from wasted tins and metals.
During an interaction with media, ISPAT officials informed that the news about their products as known sub-standard by some people was due to wrong information.
They also told reporters that while the monthly requirement of raw materials was about 1000 metric ton, the factory received only 100 metric ton in a month.
Replying to query from media, ISPAT officials said that about 800 to 1000 metric ton of iron rod were produced every month and were sold inside Mizoram alone.
Being certified by ISO, BSI and Mizoram PWD, the product of ISPAT have undergone various analyses according to officials.
Established in 2012, ISPAT has presently employed sizeable employees including 50 tribals or Mizos.