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Tata Steel's West Bokaro Division organises the 8th Annual Flower & Vegetable Show

West Bokaro, January 19, 2018

The 8th Annual Flower & Vegetable Show hosted by Tata Steel`s West Bokaro Division at Durga Mandap, West Bokaro concluded with a message of "Best out of waste, let’s innovate” on January 19, 2018.

The two-day event was inaugurated on January 18, 2018 by Dr Vijay Shankar Dubey, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Ramgarh along with Mr Sanjay Kumar Singh, General Manager (Coal), Tata Steel, Mr Sahabji Kuchroo, Chief Operations (West Bokaro), Tata Steel and Mr Mohan Mahto, President, Rashtriya Colliery Mazdoor Sangh.

Mr Anurag Dixit, Chief, Quarry SE, (West Bokaro), Tata Steel along with Mr B V Sudhir, Chief, Coal Beneficiation (West Bokaro), Tata Steel graced the occasion as Chief Guests along with Dr D N Sindhu and Dr S P Chaudhary, retired Professors of Vinobha Bhave University, Hazaribagh on the concluding day function.

Various flowers and vegetables were displayed by the West Bokaro township residents, local samities, vendors and school children. A total of 35 stalls under institutional display and individual categories were put up. In line with this year`s theme "Best out of waste, let's innovate", many stalls were put up showcasing the innovative ways of making the best out of waste in the form of handicrafts.

Reiterating about Tata Stee’s commitment towards environment, Mr Sanjay Kumar Singh said: "Tata Steel is committed towards protection of environment and biodiversity conservation and in this regard last year 83000 saplings were planted across West Bokaro. Annual Flower & Vegetable Show is a good platform to create awareness on the subject and involve the community at large."

The display of the innovative use of rejected materials for home decoration was the center of attraction this year. The two-day event attracted a footfall of over 2000 people.  A prize distribution ceremony for all the winners was also organised on the concluding day.

The audience was spellbound by the cultural performance put up by the students of Tata DAV Public School, St Peter’s High School and the members of the RISHTA project (a health initiative by Tata Steel for adolescents).

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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