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MISSION GANGE – UPDATE FROM HARIDWAR

Jamshedpur , October 05, 2018

The team members of ‘Mission Gange’, a Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) initiative in Partnership with National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) have reached Haridwar and are all set for the 1500-km, 4-week rafting expedition along the River Ganges during the period October 5 – 30, 2018. The 40 member team of “Mission Gange” started their campaign at Haridwar today. They were welcomed by Mr.Madan Kaushik, Urban Development Minister of Uttarakhand.

The Team Leader Ms.Bachendri Pal interacted with the local media and briefed them on the mission which is aimed to create awareness at grassroots level by cleaning the river and riverfronts and educating people about waste management, clean environment and climate change.

Team member Hemant Gupta has informed that the morale of the team is high. In the first half of the day, the team collected 2 tonnes of waste. They also held awareness sessions for children from Gayatri Vidyapeeth and Saraswati School on the importance of cleanliness and solid waste management. In the afternoon the team did the cleaning of Pantdweep Ghat and brought out one truck load of garbage from the river.

The Team is receiving good support from the local population.

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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, 2018. It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $20.41 billion (INR 133,016 crore) in FY18. Tata Steel Group is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000. Tata Steel retained Industry Leader position in FY18 and ranked second overall in the DJSI assessment, 2017. The Company has been recognised as the Climate Disclosure Leader in ‘Steel category’ by CDP (2017). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel was felicitated with several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2014-15 and 2015-16, Best Risk Management by CNBC TV18 (2018) and ‘Corporate Strategy Award’ by Mint (2018). The Company also received the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the sixth time (2018), Steel Sustainability Champions (2017) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2017 & 2018), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2017) as well as 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.

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