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Tata Steel at West Bokaro organises ‘Kisaan Vaarta’ to educate farmers on new farming techniques

West Bokaro, June 27, 2019

Creating awareness on new agricultural techniques, Tata Steel at West Bokaro organised a dedicated workshop called ‘Kisaan Vaarta’ for regional farmers at Sports Ground, Mukundabera. More than 250 farmers in and around West Bokaro operational areas participated in the programme.

Mr Anurag Dixit, Chief (Quarry South East), Tata Steel, West Bokaro inaugurated the programme along with Mr Mahesh Prasad, President, Rashtriya Colliery Mazdoor Sangh, Mr Kailash Gope, Secretary, Rashtriya Colliery Mazdoor Sangh, Mr Debdoot Mohanty, Head, CSR, Jharkhand, Tata Steel, Mr Praveen Kumar Sinha, Chief HRM, Tata Steel (West Bokaro) , Ms Sarita Devi, Vice President , Zila Parishad, Ramgarh, Ms Chandramani Devi, Pramukh, Mandu and Mr Keshav Ranjan, Unit Head, Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS), West Bokaro.

To revive the interest among regional farmers and to disseminate the latest technical know-how to farmers, enhance their knowledge on crop techniques and help them to increase productivity, Tata Steel organised a one-day Farmer-Scientist interface. Scientists and experts from Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), ICAR-RCER, Mandu and Hazaribagh along with officials of NABARD organised the sessions. Topics covered in the programme mainly focussed on new technology in vegetable cultivation, improved practices in paddy cultivation, benefits of kitchen garden and mushroom cultivation.

The objective of the programme was to sensitise the local farmers on understanding agriculture as a growing enterprise, scientific understanding of agriculture growth, crop-diversification in existing places, knowledge sharing on the best farming practices, awareness on government schemes and to provide a platform for organic farming. More than 250 farmers from in and around West Bokaro participated in the capacity building programme.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Dixit said, “Technology has changed the way we work today. Mix of right technology with right crop at the right time can help enhance the productivity massively. Though Kisaan Vaarta, we want to create a platform for smart farming, thereby creating a better tomorrow for all.”

Present on the occasion were Dr Dushyant Kumar Raghav (Expert, Plant Protection), In-Charge, PC & SMS, KVK, Ramgarh, Dr Indrajeet (Agriculture Extension), SMS, KVK, Ramgarh, Mr Dineshwar Rai (Livestock Production & Management Expert), KVK, Hazaribagh and Mr Upendra Kumar Sah, District Development Manager, NABARD, Ramgarh along with Tata Steel executives, union officials , PRIs members and officials from Tata Steel Rural Development Society.

About Tata Steel
Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 33 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The group (excluding SEA operations) recorded a consolidated turnover of US $22.67 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2019. In 2018, Tata Steel acquired Bhushan Steel Ltd (now renamed as Tata Steel BSL Ltd). A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000.

Tata Steel retained the 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 has won several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17, ‘Corporate Strategy Award’ by Mint (2018), Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management (2018) and Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award (2019) by CNBC TV18. The Company also received the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the eight time (2019), Steel Sustainability Champion (2018) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2018), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2018), ‘Best Companies To Work For’ recognition by Business Today, 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.

In 2018, the Company launched a corporate brand campaign #WeAlsoMakeTomorrow. www.wealsomaketomorrow.com

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