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Tata Steel hosts international conference on Mining and Beneficiation Technology

Jamshedpur, February 01, 2024

Tata Steel today inaugurated a two-day International Conference on Mining and Beneficiation Technology (MBT'24) at the Beldih Club, Jamshedpur.

The conference organised in collaboration with the Mining Engineers’ Association of India (MEAI), Barajamda Chapter saw presence of Chief Guest Padma Bhushan Dr. V K Saraswat, Member, NITI Aayog during the inaugural session. Other eminent guests included Dr. Debashish Bhattacharya, Vice President, Technology & R&D, Tata Steel, D B Sundara Ramam, Vice President, Raw Materials, Tata Steel, P K Tripathi, Chief Raw Materials Process Technology, Tata Steel and Atul Bhatnagar, General Manager ( Ore Mines and Quarries Division), Tata Steel.

This premier conference will address cutting-edge topics, including Mining in the Digital Age, Technological Interventions, De-carbonization, Mega Trends in Beneficiation, Smart Plant Operations, and Recovery of Critical Minerals. With over 200 participants representing more than 50 global organisations, MBT'24 provides a unique platform for discussions, deliberations, and exchanges on critical areas related to Mining and Beneficiation.

In his speech during the inaugural session, NITI Aayog member Dr V K Saraswat applauded the role of Tata Steel in the area of introducing Circularity in the sector and sustainable mining practices etc. He spoke in length on government’s focus in the field of Carbon Neutrality, which can be achieved through advanced technological interventions. 

D B Sundara Ramam, Vice President (Raw Materials), Tata Steel talked about the significance of organising such a meaningful conference which will pave way for engaging discussions and fruitful exchanges, thus contributing to the progress of Mining and Beneficiation sector.

The inaugural day featured keynote speeches by industry and academia stalwarts, both from India and abroad. Day two promises engaging technical sessions, including five keynote presentations, one panel discussion, and 28 technical presentations by the participants.

The conference focuses on the latest advancements in Mining and Beneficiation, providing an exclusive technical forum through 8 Plenary, 10 Key Notes, 37 Technical Paper Presentations, and two panel discussions.

A book titled “MBT’24 International Conference on Mining and Beneficiation Technology (MBT) Book of Abstaracts” was also unveiled by the distinguished guests. The exhibition displaying technology products of the companies working in the sector was also inaugurated during the conference.


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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 Certification.
  • 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, and ‘Most Ethical Company’ award 2021 from Ethisphere Institute.
  • 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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