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Tata Steel and TEXMiN Forge Strategic Alliance to Revolutionise India’s Mining Sector

Dhanbad, April 30, 2024

~ Tata Steel Industrial Consulting and TEXMiN will also collaborate in governmental and private sector initiatives ~

Tata Steel, through Tata Steel Industrial Consulting Division (TSIC), and TEXMiN, the Mining Technology Innovation Hub at IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, have forged a landmark partnership aimed at catalysing innovation and reshaping the landscape of natural resource management in India. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) marks a significant commitment towards propelling the mining industry into the era of Mining 4.0, underlining both institutions' dedication to fostering a sustainable and efficient future for the sector.

D. B. Sundara Ramam, Vice President, Raw Materials, Tata Steel, said:"Collaborating with TEXMiN presents an exciting opportunity for Tata Steel to push the boundaries of innovation in the mining industry. By prioritising technical advancements, skill development, and innovative technologies, this collaboration promises to redefine resource management practices. Together, we aim to set new benchmarks for efficiency and sustainability, driving transformative change across the sector."

Prof. Dheeraj Kumar, Project Director at TEXMiN and Deputy Director at IIT (ISM) said: “This partnership with TSIC heralds the commencement of a thrilling expedition towards research, innovation, and skill enhancement within the mining domain.”

Suraj Prakash, CEO of TEXMiN, underscored his organisation’s visionary outlook, underscoring its unwavering commitment to amplifying technological innovations and emboldening mining enterprises on their digital transformation.

The partnership between TSIC and TEXMiN encompasses a multifaceted approach aimed at achieving several key objectives. Leveraging their expertise, both entities will provide technical support and consultancy services to integrate cutting-edge software and digital methodologies into exploration, mining, and beneficiation processes, enhancing operational efficiency within the sector.

Through meticulously curated training initiatives, the collaboration aims to empower mining professionals with contemporary proficiencies spanning exploration, mining, remote sensing, and regulatory protocols, ensuring a skilled and competent workforce for the future.

TSIC and TEXMiN will synergise their efforts to conceive novel products and services with commercial viability, focusing on scalability and innovation to address industry challenges and drive transformative change. The partnership will also explore and implement nascent mining technologies, fostering sustainable growth and industry-wide transformation through the adoption of innovative solutions. Additionally, TSIC and TEXMiN will collaborate in governmental and private sector initiatives, leveraging their complementary competencies to overcome challenges and foster a culture of transformative change within the mining industry.

About TEXMiN, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad

TEXMiN (Technology Innovation in Exploration & Mining) Foundation, instituted by DST, GoI, under the NMICPS mission, is a Section 8 company and the preeminent Mining Technology Innovation Hub of IIT (ISM) Dhanbad. It is committed to addressing the manifold challenges confronting the mining and exploration sector through the strategic deployment of CPS-based technologies.

About Tata Steel Industrial Consulting Division (TSIC)

Tata Steel Industrial Consulting (TSIC), a division of Tata Steel Limited, specialises in rendering consulting services tailored to the industrial milieu, encompassing mining, and metallurgy. Armed with a rich legacy of expertise and innovation, TSIC is steadfast in its mission to furnish value-added solutions that engender sustainable growth and operational excellence. This collaborative endeavor represents a seminal stride towards advancing mining practices, nurturing innovation, and engendering a scenario conducive to mutual enrichment for all stakeholders involved.


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About Tata Steel

  • Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 35 million tonnes per annum.
  • It is one of the world's most geographically diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world.
  • The group recorded a consolidated turnover of ~US$30.3 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2023.
  • A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Limited, together with its subsidiaries, associates, and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 77,000.
  • Tata Steel has announced its major sustainability objectives including Net Zero Carbon by 2045.
  • The Company has been on a multi-year digital-enabled business transformation journey intending to be the leader in ‘Digital Steel making by 2025’. The Company has received the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse recognition for its Jamshedpur, Kalinganagar and IJmuiden Plants.
  • Tata Steel aspires to have 25% diverse workforce by 2025. The Company has been recognised with the World Economic Forum’s Global Diversity Equity & Inclusion Lighthouse 2023.
  • The Company has been a part of the DJSI Emerging Markets Index since 2012 and has been consistently ranked amongst top 10 steel companies in the DJSI Corporate Sustainability Assessment since 2016.
  • Tata Steel’s Jamshedpur Plant is India’s first site to receive ResponsibleSteelTM Subsequently, its Kalinganagar and Meramandali plants have also received the certification. In India, Tata Steel now has more than 90% of its steel production from ResponsibleSteelTM certified sites.
  • Received Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17, 2023 Steel Sustainability Champion recognition from worldsteel for six years in a row, 2022 ‘Supplier Engagement Leader’ recognition by CDP, Top performer in Iron and Steel sector in Dun & Bradstreet's India's top 500 companies 2022, Ranked as the 2023 most valuable Mining and Metals brand in India by Brand Finance, ‘Most Ethical Company’ award 2021 from Ethisphere Institute, and ‘Best Corporate for Promotion of Sports’ recognition at the Sportstar Aces Awards 2024.
  • Received 2023 ERM (Enterprise Risk Management) Award of Distinction at the RIMS ERM Conference 2023, ‘Masters of Risk’ - Metals & Mining Sector recognition at The India Risk Management Awards for the seventh consecutive year, and Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting FY20 from ICAI, among several others.


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