Coordinates: 22°38'N 87°11'E? / ?22.63, 87.19
Salboni (also Salbani) is a town and a police station in Paschim Medinipur 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.
During the second world war it was an air base of the Royal Air Force.
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 ever. The plant will come up on a 5,000-acre plot. The district magistrate B.P. Barat said around 95 per cent 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.