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Tata Steel at Noamundi inaugurates residential training programme for Persons with Disabilities

Noamundi, December 20, 2017

Tata Steel today inaugurated the 1st batch of the residential training programme for Persons With Disabilities (PWD) at Noamundi.

The OMQ (Ore Mines & Quarries) Division of Tata Steel recently set-up a Centre for Abilities “SABAL” for PWD at Noamundi in which the training programmes will be conducted by Tata Steel. “SABAL” is a joint initiative of Tata Steel Skill Development Society (TSSDS) and Enable India for PWD. Enable India is a premier institute that has been shaping up lives of PWD over the years in India. TSSDS, promoted by Tata Steel, is targeted towards enhancing the technical skills of the youth of Jharkhand.

The residential training programme was inaugurated by Mr Sanjiv Paul, Vice President (Safety, Health & Sustainability), Tata Steel in the presence of Mr Pankaj Satija, General Manager (OMQ), Tata Steel and other senior officials of the company.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Paul said:” This is one of its kind initiatives undertaken by OMQ Division. I am sure that the participants will be benefitted from this programme and will have a bright future."

“SABAL” will groom PWD for a sustainable life future by offering various courses like training for trainers programme, disability awareness workshops, digital literacy programme, career awareness workshops, foundation course in computer and employability and similar need-based initiatives. The 1st batch of “SABAL” will undergo a seven-week Digital Literacy Programme for the visually impaired. The training will be delivered by experienced trainers from Enable India, Bengaluru. The 1st batch will comprise of 15 visually impaired participants from in and around Noamundi.

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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