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National Recognition for Tata Steel for Safety Initiative

In recognition to its safety across all levels of operations including mining locations, Tata Steel has been bestowed with four National Safety Awards.

The mines & collieries of Tata Steel, namely, Joda West Manganese Mine (JWMM) in Keonjhra district and Sukinda Chromite Mine (SCM) in Jajpur district of Ferro Alloys and Manganese Division (FAMD) and Jamadoba and Digwadih collieries of Jharia Division were conferred with National Safety Awards by the Ministry of Labour & Employment at a function held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi  on August 17.

The occasion was graced by President Ram Nath Kovind who gave the awards. Mr R R Satpathy, General Manager, Operations, FAMD and Mr H Barik, General Secretary, SCM Workers Union received the award on behalf of SCM and Mr Amit Kumar Dubey, Head, Manganese Group of Mines, Joda and Mr S K Bal, General Secretary, Workers’ Union, JWMM received the award for  JWMM. Similarly, Mr Subrata Das, Chief, Natural Resources Division and Mr Sitaram Saw, Senior Overman received the award on behalf of Jamadoba Colliery, while Mr Sanjay Rajoria, General Manager, Project (Raw Materials & Infrastructure) and Mr Nakul Singh, Secretary, Rashtriya Colliery Mazdoor Sangh, Digwadih Colliery received the award on behalf of Digwadih Colliery.

Jamadoba Colliery of Tata Steel won the award in the ‘Difficult Mining in Underground Mines’ category, while SCM won the award for ‘Longest Accident Free Period’ for the year 2013-2014.  Digwadih Colliery and JWMM received the runner-up prizes in ‘Difficult Mining in Underground Mines’ and ‘Longest Accident Free Period’ categories respectively for the year 2013-2014.

On this special occasion, Mr Rajeev Singhal, Vice President (Raw Materials), Tata Steel said: “It is a proud moment for Tata Steel to have been bestowed with the recognition for excellence in safety. At Tata Steel, we always ensure safe, scientific and efficient mining across all locations. This award is yet another recognition which motivates us to achieve higher benchmarks in sustainable mining and help sustain best practices across all business aspects.”

Tata Steel has undertaken various safety initiatives at its mines and collieries. The prime focus of the Company has been to introduce innovating engineering solutions and carry out massive safety campaigns that have helped transform people’s consciousness towards safety.

Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India instituted National Safety Awards (Mines) in 1983 (for the contest year 1982) with a view to promote a competitive spirit amongst mine operators for the betterment of safety standards in mines and to give due recognition to outstanding safety performance at national

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