Tata Steel mines bag 26 awards from Indian Bureau of Mines for best performance
Manganese Group of Mines, Joda East Iron Mine and Katamati Iron Mine of Tata Steel won top honours in various categories by bagging a total of 26 prizes at the 17th Mines, Environment and Mineral Conservation (MEMC) week organised by Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM). The concluding day of the Week was organised on May 17, 2015 at Puri, Odisha.
Tata Steel’s Sukinda Chromite Mine (SCM) won seven awards including the first prize for overall performance among fully mechanised mines other than (Sundergarh and Keonjhar Circle) for the second time. These included prizes in water management, beneficiation, sedimentation, reclamation and rehabilitation making it overall first with seven awards. Mr. Yogesh Mohanty of SCM bagged the Mineral Conservation Bandhu Award, which has been instituted this year.
Manganese Group of Mines of Tata Steel including Bamebari Manganese Mine, Joda West Manganese Mine, Malda Manganese Mine bagged seven awards in different categories including waste dump management, top soil management, sedimentation and water management, air quality management. Bamebari Manganese Mine was also awarded 2nd best prize for overall performance, for the second time.
Joda East Iron Mine (JEIM) of the Company received five prizes including the 1st prize in installation and use of mechanical beneficiation, 2nd prize in Noise Vibration and Scientific Studies, aesthetic beauty and 1st prize in sedimentation and water management and 3rd prize in overall performance.
Khondbond Iron and Manganese Mine and Gomardih mine were awarded prizes for topsoil management. One employee each of SCM and JEIM was awarded the Mineral Conservation Bandhu Award. Katamati Iron Mine also bagged three prizes in topsoil management, sedimentation and water management and air quality management.
Mr. R. K. Sinha, Controller of Mines, Central Zone, IBM, Mr. S. K. Dash, Joint Director, Directorate of Mines, Government of Odisha, Mr. M Biswas, Regional Controller of Mines, IBM gave away the awards.