Jamshedpur, Sept. 14: Tata Steel’s Joda East Iron Mine located in the Keonjhar district of Odisha received the “Pollution Control Appreciation Award” for the year 2016 in the category of Mines from the State Pollution Control Board of Odisha.
The award was received by Ashwini Prasad Mohanty, Resident Executive, Tata Steel, Bhubaneswar, M R Rath, Head Equipment Maintenance, Joda East Iron Mine, Priyanka Upadhyay, Manager, Environment at Joda, Utsav Kashyap, Senior Manager, Environment at Noamundi from Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, IAS, Principal Secretary, Forest and Environment Department, Government of Odisha in the presence of R Balakrishnan, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Odisha–cum-Development Commissioner–cum-Chairman, State Pollution control Board, Odisha and Debidutta Biswal, IFS, Special Secretary, Forest and Environment Department, Government of Odisha-cum-Member Secretary, State Pollution Control Board, Odisha on the occasion of 33rd Foundation Day ceremony of State Pollution Control Board of Odisha at Bhubaneswar on September 14.
This award was conferred in recognition of the effective pollution control measures and adoption of sound environmental management practices by Tata Steel at Joda East Iron Mine.
Pankaj Satija, GM (OMQ), Tata Steel expressed his happiness and pride on receiving the award.
He said, “We are honoured to have been recognized for our efforts towards conserving minerals and protecting environment. The company is adopting scientific and efficient mining practices for a sustainable future. Tata Steel is always committed to adopting the best practices in mining with inclusive approach that ensures minimal impact on the environment and the community.”