Narendrapur, July 17, 2019:Tata Steel BSL, (formerly known as Bhushan Steel Limited), today dedicateda 5.3 km-long cement concrete road connecting NH-55 to 8 villages around its plant at Narendrapur in Dhenkanal district of Odisha.
Smt. Seemarani Nayak, MLA, Hindol formally inaugurated the newly builtroad in presence of Shri Rajeev Singhal, Managing Director, Tata Steel BSL, Shri Subodh Pandey, Chief Operating Officer, Tata Steel BSL, Shri Manikanta Naik, Chief, Corporate Services, other senior company officials, local PRI members and villagers.
Commending Tata Steel BSL for the initiative, Smt Nayak said, local villagers have been demanding for this all-weather road for a long time. It will be of immense help to them to reach NH-55, particularly during the rainy season she said.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Singhal thankedthe community and local administration for their whole-hearted support to the project to complete it in record time and reaffirmed Tata Steel BSL’s commitment for inclusive growth of the region through many such-socio economic interventions. The company has envisaged a long-termstrategy for this based on a comprehensive study conducted with the help from a professional agency, he added.
Built at a cost of around Rs 5.5 crores and linking NH-55 to Sarpa village, the road has also one km long drain along its side. Around 10,000 people from 8 villages around the plant including Talabahal, Ganthigadia, Sarpa, Raghunathpur, Badibahal, Khaliberena, Kankalu, Paikapurunakote, etc. will benefit from it.
Other dignitaries present on the occasion included Shri Dharmananda Senapati, Zilla Parisad Member – Zone 1, Hindol, Shri Chakradhar Parida, Sarpanch Nuagaon, Smt Debashree Behera, Sarpanch Sibapur, Shri Pankaj Pradhan, Sarpanch Kusupanga, Shri Sachidananda Behera, Sarpanch Nuahata company officials and local villagers.
In the last few months Tata Steel BSL has undertaken many initiativesfor the community including constructing Model School,runningmobile Primary Health Care Unit, training farmers on modern agricultural practices, supporting education infrastructure, etc and it stays committed to carry forward the journey.
About Tata Steel BSL
Tata Steel BSL Limited (BSL), formerly known as Bhushan Steel Limited ( BSL), is India’s fifth largest flat steel producing company with an existing steel production capacity of 5.6 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2019. It has India’s largest Cold Rolled Steel Plant and is one of the largest suppliers of automotive grade and high carbon special steel in the country. BSL recorded a gross revenue of gross revenue of US $ 3004.49 Million (INR 20,892 crore) in FY19. The organisation is spread across India with an employee base of over 5,600. On May 18, 2018, the then BSL was acquired by Tata Steel Limited through its wholly-owned subsidiary Bamnipal Steel Limited. Tata Steel BSL was felicitated with several awards including Global Safety Award 2016 by Energy and Environment Foundation for outstanding achievement in implementing Prime Minister of India’s Swachha Bharat Mission, Environment Excellence Award 2016 from Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Kolkata for its exemplary environment performance, Appreciation award for pollution control for 2016 by Odisha State Pollution Control Board, Ispat Suraksha Puraskar 2018 (for the performance year 2016-17) organized by the ‘Joint Committee on Safety, Health & Environment in the Steel Industry’ (JCSSI).