Jamshedpur, Sep 15: Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal today inaugurated Phase-I of expansion project of Ductile Iron (DI) Pipe plant of Tata Metaliks Limited at Kharagpur, said a press communique.
It further stated that Rs 600 crore expansion project will take Company’s Ductile Iron Pipe plant capacity to over 4 lakh tonnes per annum in two phases.
The new plant is one of the most advanced DI Pipe plants with high levels of automation & robotics to make the operations safe and efficient. This new plant will help the company expand its product range and enhance its presence in the fast-growing water infrastructure space that is witnessing a major thrust by the Govt of India through its Jal Jeevan Mission scheme.
Besides supplying superior quality Pig Iron and Ductile Iron Pipes in domestic and internal markets for several years now, the Company, has been carrying out various community welfare initiatives mainly in Kharagpur in the villages close to its plant.
Two of its flagship Welfare projects include (a) TML 300 Schools Project — to enhance access and quality of education to children in the age of 3 to 16 years covering approx. 300 villages with the goal of making the community child labour free and (b) Jal Se Jeevan – Build water conservation & harvesting structures besides providing toilets and drinking water to 25 villages. This will also lead to the Company being one of the first in the iron & steel industry to become water positive. Tata Metaliks also runs a Skill Development Centre at Midnapore to train 700 youths annually to make them employable.