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Land-Use Transformation from Muck to Eco-Park: An Initiative of Tata Steel to align with COP14 UNCCD Delhi Declaration

Jamshedpur , June 16, 2020

Land-Use Transformation from Muck to Eco-Park: An Initiative of Tata Steel to align with COP14 UNCCD Delhi Declaration

By Hishmi Jamil Husain

Tata Steel operations constantly address environmental sustainability, and its developmental activities have focused on improving the green cover in the area and better water management. In recognition of this fact, Tata Steel has always adopted effective measures in improving its processes, invested in breakthrough technology and developed products and services that diminish negative consequences in the environmental performance of the product cycle. In line with its environmental responsibility, Tata Steel has rehabilitated Jugsalai Muck Dump (JMD), Jamshedpur, an artificial mound of coal cinders, spread loosely packed over an area of 2,50,000 sq m. to an environmentally acceptable state. The dump is approx. 133–180 m above MSL, having varied slopes, terraces. The dumping has yielded a high level of undulation, and the site is devoid of organic matters sustainable for vegetative growth. This dump has posed environmental, safety and health hazards to the people of Jamshedpur.

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