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Tata Steel BSL Receives IconSWM-CE Excellence Award 2019 for Excellence in Environment Management

.Narendrapur, November 28, 2019: Tata Steel BSL has bagged the second rank in the prestigious IconSWM Excellence Award 2019 for implementing effective waste management and resource recovery towards environmental protection during 9th International Conference on Sustainable Waste Management towards Circular Economy for its plant located at Narendrapur in Dhenkanal district Odisha. On behalf of the company Mr Subodh Pandey, Chief Operating Officer received the award from Prof. Dr Sadhan K Ghosh, Chairman, IconSWM and President, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jadavpur University and Mr G MathiVathanan, IAS, Principal Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department, Government of Odisha.

Mr Saroj Banerjee, Chief, Environment, Senior Manager, Environment MrSantosh Pattajoshi and Ms Sanghamitra Mishra, Tata Steel BSLwere present at the award ceremony organised at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar on November 27, 2019.

Speaking on the award, Mr Pandey said, “We are honoured to be recognised with this prestigious award for our sincere efforts on waste management and sustainable environmental practices. This is a small step in our journey of environmental performance and I believe this will motivate our team to excel further in the same direction while reaffirming our commitment towards environment protection.”

Tata Steel BSL had applied for IconSWM-CE Excellence award 2019 under the aegis of International Society of Waste Management, Air and Water (ISWMAW). It presented the best practice it follows on overall environment sustainability like power generation through waste heat recovery boilers in DRI plant, Gas fired boilers using waste gases (BFG-Blast furnace gas ,COG-Coke oven gas),Reduction of carbon emission and specific energy consumption by increasing PCI(Pulversized coal injection ) rates in Blast furnaces, Enhanced utilization of scrap in Steel making process, etc.and several others energy efficiency projects implemented in our process plants and power plants,  Management of soild waste using 3R(reduction, reuse and recycle) approach with specific focus on enhanced utilisation of LD slag, , Green supply chain initiatives, etc.

The Jury members were comprised of senior executives, eminent environmentalists, Academician, Sustainability professionals ,Researchers and scientists from State Pollution Control Board, Water resources department, NGOs and Professors from Universities.Tata Steel BSL was the only Steel Company to participate in the event along with more than 20 other companies from cement, fertiliser and other industries.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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