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Tata Steel undertakes anti-dengue preventive measures in Kalinganagar

Kalinganagar, July 26, 2016

To prevent the occurrence of ‘Dengue’ in Kalinganagar and its nearby areas, Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS), the CSR arm of Tata Steel, has intensified the fogging operations in villages located in and around Kalinganagar.

While fogging has been undertaken in villages adjacent to Tata Steel plant in Kalinganagar like Dholpathar and Baragadia, it is being expanded to other nearby villages. Fogging operations are being carried out during the evening to make it effective. To boost awareness on precautions against dengue, Tata Steel has put out communication messages through hoarding boards on Dengue awareness in prominent locations like Duburi, Danagadi, Jajpur Road, Panikoili and Chadeidhara. Apart from display of banners on Dengue awareness in the plant site and periphery villages, the Company is also distributing leaflets illustrating ‘Preventive Measures’ in Odia and Hindi among local people and employees.

Tata Steel has also pro-actively initiated several measures to prevent occurrence of Dengue in Kalinganagar. As a part of this initiative, the Occupational Health Services Department of Tata Steel Kalinganagar plant, in collaboration with the ‘Public Health’ team of JUSCO, has taken up several measures.

Apart from housekeeping, larvicidal activity has been taken up in the plant premises and labour colonies. Post identifying the possible breeding sites, larvicidal spray is being carried out regularly at the plant site to eliminate the formation of mosquito larva. The anti- larval squad has been engaged for this activity throughout the plant area and the worker colonies. To boost awareness on precaution against dengue, various IEC activities have been started for the workers and Employees.

A Dengue Action Team has been formed and a Control Room has been set up for monitoring Vector Control Activities. While thermal fogging operations are going on in the plant area, Cold Fogging has been taken up for indoor areas like offices. Entire plant has been divided into 15 zones for better monitoring of various activities on dengue prevention on a day-to-day basis

About Tata Steel

Established in 1907 as Asia's first integrated private sector steel company, Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of nearly 28 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA). 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 Tata Steel Group, has over 75,000 employees across five continents and is a Fortune 500 company. The Group’s vision is to be the world’s steel industry benchmark in “Value Creation” and “Corporate Citizenship” through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and overall conduct. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency. In 2008, Tata Steel India became the first integrated steel plant in the world, outside Japan, to be awarded the Deming Application Prize 2008 for excellence in Total Quality Management. In 2012, Tata Steel became the first integrated steel company in the world, outside Japan, to win the Deming Grand Prize 2012 instituted by the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers.