Indira Priyadarshini Vrikshamitra Award for Tata Steel Mines Division
Tata Steel's Noamundi Iron Mine (NIM), has been conferred with the prestigious Indira Priyadarshini Vrikshamitra Award 2000 by The National Afforestation & Eco-Development Board under Ministry of Environment & Forest, Government of India in a function organised at Ravindra Kalashektra, Bangalore on 16th September, 2002.
NIM, having iron ore reserve of Dharawar age, is supplying high grade iron ore to the steel behemoth's plant at Jamshedpur in East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. Established in1925, NIM is one of the biggest and fully-mechanised iron ore mines in the state of Jharkhand and is certified under Environmental Management System- ISO 14001:1996 standards.
Environmental Management efforts of the NIM have been acclaimed in national and international forums. Awards like Gem Granite Environmental Award, Sitaram Rungta Social Awareness Award, State Pollution Control Board awards, were conferred on NIM in the last couple of years.
Looking ahead, NIM is all poised to ensure safety and environmental sustainability by implementing company's VISION 2007, the road map to the centenary year of the company.