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TATA STEEL ENVIRONMENT DIVISION ORGANISES BIRD WATCHING PROGRAMME at DALMA

Jamshedpur, May 27, 2019

A bird watching programme was organized by the Environment Management and Raw Materials Division of Tata Steel at the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary this morning. Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary located 10 km from the city of Jamshedpur, attracts varied strata of people right from the city dwellers, students to nature lovers. The height of hills ranges from 690 ft to 915 ft. from sea level. The forests here shed their leaves in the summer and attain full bloom at the onset of the monsoons. They fall under the category "Dry Peninsular Sal" and "Northern Dry Mixed Deciduous Forest".

It was in these picturesque setting that the programme was started this morning at 5:00 AM and ended at 9:00 AM. 70 wildlife enthusiasts participated in the programme including students from NML, Kerala Public School, Agrico, Adarsh Shiksha Niketan, Adityapur and Motilal Nehru Public School. A briefing session was done prior to the bird watching programme. Thereafter, the participants observed the birds by random tracking at the foothills in a range of 2 kms. All participants had to identify and record at least ten birds in their datasheet cum reference sheet provided to them, with the help of Volunteers assigned for the Programme.

A total of 20 different species were identified during the sessions by the participants. Apart from the students, other groups which participated included Teachers, Scientists, Volunteers, and Forest guards from Jamshedpur Forest Division. The Program was led by Dr Hishmi Jamil Husain, Head Environment & Forest Management, Tata Steel and Dr Sanjay Kumar Mahto, Curator Tata Zoo.

 

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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