- Iron ore Mines and Manganese ore Mines bagged 21 and 9 awards respectively
- Noamundi Iron Mine and Joda West Manganese Mine topped in Overall Performance Category
Tata Steel bagged 21 prizes for its Iron ore Mines and 9 prizes for its Manganese ore Mines in various categories in the 54th Annual Mines Safety Week Celebration 2016 of Chaibasa region hosted by KJS Ahluwalia Group which was concluded in Barbil on 18th of December, 2016. Dr. A K Sinha, Deputy Director General of Mines Safety, South Eastern Region graced the occasion as the Chief Guest for this programme. Mr. Satish Kumar, DMS, Chaibasa was also present as one of the dignitaries.
Noamundi Iron Mine won 7 prizes including the 1st prize in the Overall Performance category, followed by 5 prizes each by Joda East Iron Mine and Khondbond Iron Mine and 4 prizes by Katamati Iron Mine. Joda west Manganese Mine won 6 prizes including 1st prize in the Overall Performance category followed by Bamebari , Malda and Tiring Pahar Manganese mines, each having one prize.
The Annual Mines Safety Week is celebrated by all the mines operating in Chaibasa region under the aegis of Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS), Ministry of Labour & Employment, and Government of India to propagate the message of safety at the workplace and inculcate safe mining practices amongst the mine workers.
The main purpose of this celebration was to involve all mine owners and employees to work towards improving safe work practices and to significantly reduce accidents in mines as well as mining industry as a whole.
As a result of these endless and collaborative efforts by the DGMS Officials and Mines Management, rate of accident in mining industry has significantly reduced over the past decade.
About Tata Steel
Tata Steel Group stands among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 28 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA) and a turnover of US $17.69 billion in FY16. It is the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and commercial presence in over 50 countries. Established in 1907, the Group’s vision is to be the world steel industry benchmark in “Value Creation” and “Corporate Citizenship” through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and overall conduct. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency. Having bagged the Deming Application Prize and Deming Grand Prize for continuous improvement in 2008 and 2012 respectively, Tata Steel has now been recognised as the global ‘Industry Leader’ in ‘Steel category’ by Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Besides being one of ‘worldsteel’s’ Climate Action members, it has also been awarded the CII ITC Sustainability Prize, the ‘Best-in-class Manufacturing’ by TIME Award, the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant, among several others.