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Tata Steel BSL Organises Training for rural women on mushroom cultivation in Kalmang

Kalmanga, January 31, 2021: Tata Steel BSL has organised a mushroom training programme for members of women Self Help Groups (SHGs) in Kalmang village, under Koira Block of Sundargarh district of Odisha.

With an objective to provide entrepreneurial opportunities to women in the village, Tata Steel BSL’s CSR wing at Kalmang has started providing training and required facilitation for mushroom cultivation for the villagers.

Members of MaaSaraswati SHGs and Maa Laxmi SHGs of the village came forward and took up this venture earnestly. Tata Steel BSL has also ensured an adequate supply of all related materials like spawn, paddy straw, polythene, etc. required for the purpose.

Mr Sanjay Sardar, Unit Head of Tata Steel BSL, CSR at Kalmang, Ms Renuka Singh, Senior Manager, CSR, Tata Steel BSL and along with filed coordinator of the department Mr. Dipak Mohanta and village resource person from Kalmang, coordinated the training programme.

The women have shown keen interest in mushroom farming which has good income generating potential in the area. This training, being conducted in phases, includes basics of the mushroom farming techniques, the process to start the farming and how to take it forward with market linkage to make it sustainable.

About Tata Steel BSL 

 Tata Steel BSL Limited, formerly known as Bhushan Steel Limited (BSL), is India’s fifth-largest flat steel producing company with an existing steel production capacity of 5.2 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2020. Tata Steel BSL has recorded gross revenue of USD Million 2,414.13 (INR 18,199.14 Crores) in FY 20. The organisation is spread across India with an employee base of over 5,700.

On May 18, 2018, it was acquired by Tata Steel Limited through its wholly-owned subsidiary Bamnipal Steel Limited.  Tata Steel BSL has been felicitated with several awards including Apex India Green Leaf Awards 2019 in Metal and Mining sector by the Apex India Foundation in the category of Environmental Excellence, Energy Efficiency and Water Stewardship; Energy and Environment Foundation Global Sustainability Award 2020” in Platinum Category; best practices in Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) by CII, Odisha State Council  2020, Odisha State  Energy Conservation Award (Energy conservation initiatives and carbon abatement projects) under CPP, 9th Icon SWM Excellence Award 2019 for industries  (Overall environment excellence award –Category waste management); National Energy Management Award 2019 by CII for its  Khopoli unit as Energy Efficient Unit.


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