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Tata Steel have been conferred with the Aqua Foundation’s Excellence Award 2017

Bhubaneswar:10/11/17; The OMQ (Ore, Mines & Quarries) Division and Ferro Alloys & Mineral Division (FAMD) of Tata Steel have been conferred with the Aqua Foundation’s Excellence Award 2017 under the category of Sustainable Development in the Mining Sector. The award ceremony was held during an International conference, XI World Aqua Congress 2017 at New Delhi on November 9, 2017.

On behalf of Tata Steel, the award was received by Mr. Dipak Behera, Head, Planning (OMQ), Tata Steel, Mr. Adarsh Agarwal, Executive Assistant to General Manager (OMQ), Tata Steel, Mr. Prabhash Gokarn, Head (Engineering Projects & Town), FAMD and Mr. Nikhil Agarwal, Manager, Mine and Production Planning, Sukinda Chromite Mine, Tata Steel from Dr Vandana Shiva, Indian Scholar and Environmental Activist.

 Tata Steel was nominated for this award for constantly complying with all regulations and mining laws in the country. With adoption of best practices, modern technologies and innovation to ensure in mining activities, the Company has been efficiently causing minimum environmental impact while contributing to social development in neighboring communities. Tata Steel has adopted best practices for monitoring and management of environmental parameters including ambient air quality levels and dust suppression arrangements, water impact, noise level, waste and fines generation and rejections etc.

The Company has always been recognized for implementation of sustainable initiatives across all levels of operations.  Noamundi Iron Mine and Joda East Iron Mine of the OMQ Division are the recipients of “5 Star Rating” in the country by Ministry of Mines,


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