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Sukinda Chromite Mine of Tata Steel Bags Four Awards from Director General of Mine safety (DGMS)

Sukinda, August 29, 2017

Sukinda Chromite Mine (SCM) of Tata Steel, located in Sukinda Block of Jajapur district of Odisha bagged four awards during Half Yearly Safety Week Celebrations organised under the aegis of Director General of Mine safety (DGMS), Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, Bhubaneswar region. SCM received the first prize in Electrical Safety, Code of Practices / Safe Operating Procedure of Heavy Earth Moving Machinery Maintenance (HEMMs) and Monsoon Preparedness and second prize in Penetration of OMMS Application in the mine.

Prof Arvind Mishra of ISM Dhanbad, Chief Guest at the function organized on the occasion at Bhubaneswar, Guest of Honours Mr S Roychoudhury, GM, Safety, MCL, Prof G K Pradhan of Satna University and Mr R Subramanium, Director, Mines Safety, DGMS, Bhubaneswar gave away the awards.

Mr R R Satpathy, General Manager, Operations, Ferro Alloys and Minerals Division, Tata Steel, Mr Rajesh Patel, Chief, Mining, SCM, Mr Sabysachi Mishra, Head, SCM, other officers of the company were present on the occasion.

Best practices of different mines were shared in the presentation made from June 1 to June 10, 2017 across all the mines of Bhubaneswar region of DGMS including Chromite mines in Sukinda valley, Bauxite mines, Limestone mines, Graphite, Quartzite, granite mines and decorative stones mines in Berhampur area. Total 35 mines and 250 mine workers participated in the safety week celebrations held on August 26, 2017.

To promote safety in the mining industry, Half Yearly Safety Week is being celebrated by DGMS in the region for the second time. This is a first of its kind initiative in the country which started by DGMS, Bhubaneswar region in the year 2016-17.

For its excellent track record in safety, SCM was conferred with National Safety Awards by the Ministry of Labour Employment at an event in New Delhi on August 17, 2017 for ‘Longest Accident Free Period’ for the year 2013 by Hon’ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind.

About Tata Steel

Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 27.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2017. It is the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $18.12 billion (INR 117,420 crore) in FY17. Tata Steel Group is spread across five continents with an employee base of nearly 74,000. 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 (2015). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has also been felicitated with several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2013-14 (received in 2017), Best Risk Management by CNBC TV18 (2016), ‘Best-in-class Manufacturing’ award from TIME India (2016) and the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from the Ethisphere Institute (2016), IIM Sustainability Award (2015), among several others.

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