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Tata Steels NIM bags Overall Performance Award at 17th MEMC Week

Jamshedpur, Feb. 27: Tata Steel Noamundi Iron Mine (NIM) bagged the first prize in the Overall Performance category in the 17th Mines Environment and Mineral Conservation (MEMC) week organized under the aegis of Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM), Kolkata Region held on February 25, 2017.

NIM also got the first prize under the category of Five Star Rating System among 14 mines that participated in the MEMC Week. It needs to be mentioned here that NIM is the first mine in the country to conduct pilot launch of Drone Application in Mine Monitoring.

The other prizes bagged by NIM include first prizes in Mineral Beneficiation and Sustainable Development and second prizes in the Afforestation and Best Stall categories. Ranjan Sahai, Controller General (I/C), IBM graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

Inspection team members from the different mines visited the participating mines and evaluated their performance based on afforestation, waste dump management, systematic and scientific development, mineral conservation, reclamation and rehabilitation, mineral beneficiation, environmental monitoring, sustainable development, Publicity & Propaganda as well as CSR activities of the mines. A panel of judges evaluated two crucial developments SDF (Sustainable Development Framework) and Five Star Rating System after rigorous assessment.

Tata Steel NIM was the host for the final day of 17th MEMC Week of Kolkata Region which was attended by dignitaries like Mr M Biswas, Controller of Mines Central Zone, IBM, Mr A Nandi, Regional Controller of Mines, IBM Kolkata, Mr Rajeev Singhal, Vice President (Raw Materials), Tata Steel, Mr Pankaj Satija, General Manager (Ore, Mines & Quarries), Tata Steel and other senior officials of Tata Steel.

Expressing gratitude on receiving the awards, Rajeev Singhal, Vice President (Raw Materials), Tata Steel said: ďAs we progress towards scientific and efficient mining practices for a sustainable future, such recognition is very encouraging.

Tata Steel is always committed to adopting the best practices in mining that ensures minimal impact on the environment and the community. Our way of doing business involves adopting innovation in the face of challenges, inclusive approach and optimum utilisation of natural resources. We believe that mining efficiently is the key to a sustainable future.Ē

Ranjan Sahai, Controller General (I/C), IBM expressed happiness and congratulated Tata Steel for their significant contribution towards the Mining industry.

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