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Tata Steel West Bokaro Division dedicates Water ATM facility to residents of Bhailgarha

West Bokaro, August 02, 2018

Tata Steel West Bokaro Division dedicated two Water Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) to the residents of Bhailgarha village under Mandu block of Ramgarh district.

The Water ATMs were inaugurated on Wednesday by Mr Anand Kumar, Chief, Capacity Enhancement Project, Tata Steel (West Bokaro) in the presence of Mr Gopal Nath Jha, Head, Rehabilitation & Resettlement, Tata Steel (West Bokaro) and Mr Rajesh Kumar, Head, Project (Infrastructure & Utilities), Tata Steel (West Bokaro).

The project was implemented by Tata Project Limited, Hyderabad at a cost of Rs 17 lakhs (approx.) with an objective to provide potable water to the residents of Bhailgarha to prevent water-borne diseases effecting the population in the village.

The two Water ATMs comprise of a despatcher unit fitted with Reverse Osmosis (RO) and Ultraviolet (UV) system and a water tank of 1500 litres capacity. The project will benefit 161 families of Bhailgarha. Each Water ATM will disperse 100 litres of water per hour.

Each family has been provided with a Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) ATM Card which will allow them to collect water on their own. The operation, maintenance and housekeeping contract of these Water ATMs have been given to two local Self Help Groups (SHGs), namely, Srijan SHG and Jyoti SHG. 15 women members of these SHGs have been provided with hands-on training on how to operate the ATMs. These SHGs will collect Rs 60 per month from each beneficiary family towards operation and maintenance cost. 

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Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 27 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2018. 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 $20.41 billion (INR 133,016 crore) in FY18. Tata Steel Group is spread across five continents with an employee base of nearly 74,000. 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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