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Tata Steel organizes a National workshop on mines waste valorization and water conservation at Noamundi

Noamundi, December 20, 2017

A 2-day National workshop on Mines Waste Valorization and Water Conservation was kicked-off today at Noamundi.
The workshop is jointly organized by the Environment Research Group of Research & Development Department and Ore Mines & Quarries (OMQ) Division of Tata Steel at Noamundi on December 20-21, 2017.

The workshop is aimed at sharing information, gap identification and stimulates interaction in areas of common interests for sustainable and responsible mining initiatives. The workshop is designed to discuss various subjects like Rain Water Harvesting, process water optimization, recycling & reuse and mines waste valorization.

Among other speakers, the workshop was addressed by Padma Shri Chewang Norphel, popularly known as the "Iceman of India" from Ladakh. Mr Norphel shared his perspectives on water conservation.On the occasion, Mr Sanjiv Paul, Vice President (Safety, Health & Sustainability), Tata Steel felicitated the speakers. The workshop witnessed participation from persons working in mining industry, including engineers, researchers, scientists and speakers from organisations like IISC, TERI and NGO partners. The workshop was attended by about 70 people.

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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