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Raw Materials

With a century of experience in sourcing raw material through scientific research & development and sustainable mining, Tata Steel’s three main areas of raw material operations are iron-ore, chromite and coal. The Company’s long-term strategy has been designed to have greater control over raw material resources and achieve its security across global operations.

A pioneer in prospecting, discovering and mining iron ore, coal and other minerals, Tata Steel has nearly a century of experience in scientific and sustainable mining, mine planning, development and research. Company-owned and operated mines and collieries have since its inception, met most of the raw material needs of the Company’s Steel Works. The Raw Materials Division of Tata Steel raises over 14 million tonnes of ores from its captive collieries, iron ore mines and quarries spread over the states of Jharkhand and Orissa.

 

The Company’s Raw Materials operations in India are mainly spread in three broad areas – iron-ore, chromite and coal. The chromite and manganese mines and their operations have been amalgamated under the 'Ferro Alloys & Minerals Division' that acts as a separate profit centre. Iron-ore and coal being the two key raw materials for steel making, efficient and scientific mining operations give the Company a competitive edge in steel production.

 

            Major Improvement Initiatives

- Formulating sourcing strategies based on Value-    in-use (VIU) & Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)    basis
- Supplier Value Management (SVM) initiated to    forge a strong relationship with supplier partners
- Exploring Green Sourcing opportunities.
- Developing risk mitigation strategies
- Product Substitution for depleting raw material    source
- Due diligence on sourcing from low cost countries
- Operationally, the Group enters into long-term    contracts and annual benchmark pricing    contracts for its key raw material requirements.

 

Steel production in India is projected to grow to over 120 Million tonnes by the year 2015. To cater to the raw materials requirement of increasing steel demand and other mineral based industries, Tata Steel has entered into an agreement with MMTC Limited, a Central Government undertaking to establish a joint venture company for acquiring, developing and operating mines and processing of minerals and metals. The Company has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NMDC for exploring possibilities of entering into joint ventures for the purpose of acquisition, exploration and development of mines, extraction and processing of minerals, setting up integrated steel plants etc.

 

Responsible Mining

Iron Ore & Coal

While the mining industry provides mineral and materials as inputs to a wide range of goods and services that meet human needs; it impacts the environment and communities. Sustainable and responsible mining is therefore fundamental to the ethos of Tata Steel.

 

Today, safe, scientific and efficient mine planning forms the basis of operations at Tata Steel's Raw Materials Division. This ensures that each mine and its collieries continue to supple natural resources to its integrated Steel Works.

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Iron Ore and Coal

Iron Ore & Coal

Ever since the discovery of the mineral in 1903, Iron ore mining has become an integral part of steel making at Tata Steel. The iron ore units are located in Noamundi, Joda and Katamati in the states of Jharkhand and Orissa. Tata Steel Limited also has manganese mines and dolomite quarries in Orissa, located around 150 kms from Jamshedpur, home to the Steel Company's manufacturing facility. The Steel Company's iron ore units produce various grades of high quality iron ore including rich blue dust ore. Operations at the mines, including services are managed by Integrated Management Systems.

 

 

 

Ferro Alloys and Minerals

Ferro Alloys & Minerals

Tata Steel’s Ferro Alloys & Minerals Division (FAMD) is the market leader of chrome in India and is among the top six chrome alloy producers in the world, with operations spanning two continents. It is also the leading manganese alloy producer in India and is a leading supplier of dolomite and pyroxenite. FAMD has leveraged the core strengths of Tata Steel to grow successfully into a strategic business unit and separate profit centre within the Company.

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Half Yearly Environment Compliance Reports

- EC for Jamadoba Coal Washery

- EC for 6&7 Pits Colliery

- CRZ Clearance Gopalpur project

- Half Yearly CRZ Compliance Apr-Sept'13 Gopalpur project

- Half Yearly EC Compliance Apr-Sept'2013 Gopalpur project

- Six monthly Environment Compliance Statements of Gomardih Dolomite Quarry (April'13 - Sept'13)

- Half yearly EC compliance report of Digwadih Colliery (April'13 - Sept'13)

- Half yearly EC compliance report of Kalimela Open Cast Project (April'13 - Sept'13)

- Half yearly EC compliance report of Lagla Mahal Sand Lease (April'13 - Sept'13)

- Half yearly EC compliance report of Mahal Saharjuri Sand Lease (April'13 - Sept'13)

- Half yearly EC compliance report of Kalinganagar (April'13 - Sept'13)

- Half yearly EC compliance report of Manmora Manganese Mine (April'13 - Sept'13)

- Half yearly EC compliance report of Tiringpahar Manganese Mine (April'13 - Sept'13)

- Half yearly EC compliance report of Bamebari Manganese Mine (April'13 - Sept'13)

- Half yearly EC compliance report of Joda West Manganese Mine (April'13 - Sept'13)

- Half yearly EC compliance report of Malda Manganese Mine (April'13 - Sept'13)

- Half yearly EC compliance report of Noamundi Iron Mine (April’13 - Sept’13)

- Half yearly EC compliance report of Katamati Iron Mine (April’13 - Sept’13)

- Half yearly EC compliance report of Joda East Iron Mine (April’13 - Sept’13)

- Half yearly EC Compliance of Khondbond Iron & Manganese Mine (April’13 - Sept’13)

- Compliance Status of Environmental Clearance of West Bokaro Opencast Coal Mine (April’13 - Sept’13)

- Compliance Status (April’13- Sept’13) of Environmental Clearance for Kotre – Basantpur & Pachmo open cast coal mine with beneficiation facilities

- EC Compliance Sukinda Charomite Mines April 13 - September 13

- Environmental statement for the financial year ending 31st March 2013, West Bokaro Colliery

- Environmental statement for the financial year ending 31st March 2013, Unit - Power House

- Environmental statement for the financial year ending 31st March 2013, Unit - Logistic (Dispatch)

- Environmental statement for the financial year ending 31st March 2013, Unit - Washery-II

- Environmental statement for the financial year ending 31st March 2013, Unit - Washery-III

- Environmental Statement of Noamudi Iron Mine for 2012-13

- Environmental Statement of Khondbond Iron and Manganese Mine for 2012-13

- Environmental Statement of Katamati Iron Mine for 2012-13

- Environmental Statement of Joda East Iron Mine for 2012-13

- Environmental Clearance of Sukinda Chromite Mines for expansion project - 2013

- Environment Statement for 2012-13 for 6 MTPA Steel Plant Project at Kalinganagar, Odisha

- Environment Statement of Sukinda Chromite Mines for 2012-13

- Environment Statement of Tiringpahar Manganese Mines for 2012-13

- Environment Statement of Manmora Manganese Mines for 2012-13

- Environment Statement of Malda Manganese Mines for 2012-13

- Environment Statement of Joda West Manganese Mines for 2012-13

- Environment Statement of Bamebari Manganese Mines for 2012-13

- Six monthly compliance report (Oct '12 to March '13) for Gomardih Dolomite Quarry

- Six monthly compliance report(Oct'12 to March'13) for Sukinda Chromite Mines

- Environment statement for the financial year ending the 31st March, 2010. Sukinda Chromite Mine, Tata Steel Ltd.

- Environment statement for the financial year ending the 31st March, 2011. Sukinda Chromite Mine, Tata Steel Ltd.

- Environment statement for the financial year ending the 31st March, 2012. Sukinda Chromite Mine, Tata Steel Ltd.

- Environmental Clearance for expansion project of Noamundi Iron Mine

- EC Compliance for Tiringpahar Manganese Mine Oct'12 to Mar'13

- EC Compliance for Manmora Manganese Mine Oct'12 to Mar'13

- EC Compliance for Malda Manganese Mine Oct'12 to Mar'13

- EC Compliance for Jodha West Manganese Mine Oct'12 to Mar'13

- EC Compliance for Bamebari Manganese Mine Oct'12 to Mar'13

- Half-yearly EC compliance for Khondbond Iron & Mn Mine, Oct'12 to Mar'13

- Half-yearly EC compliance for Katamati Iron Mine, Oct'12 to Mar'13

- Half-yearly EC compliance for Joda East Iron Mine, Oct'12 to Mar'13

- Half-yearly EC compliance for Noamundi Iron Mine, Oct'12 to Mar'13

- Responsible Mining

- Six Monthly Compliance Report for Rebar Mill and Ferro Chrome Plant, Tata Steel Ltd.

- Six Monthly Compliance Report for Kalinganagar Project, Tata Steel Ltd.

- Environmental Statement for the year 2011-12, Kalinganagar Project, Tata Steel Ltd.

- Environmental Clearance to Bamebari Manganese Mine, Tata Steel Ltd.

- Environmental Clearance to Joda West Manganese Mine, Tata Steel Ltd.

- Environmental Clearance to Malda Manganese Mine, Tata Steel Ltd.

- Environmental Clearance to Manmora Manganese Mine, Tata Steel Ltd.

- Environmental Clearance to Tiringpahar Manganese Mine, Tata Steel Ltd.

- Environmental Clearance conditions of Noamundi Iron Mine, Tata Steel Ltd.

- Environmental Clearance conditions of Khondbond Iron & Manganese Mine, Tata Steel Ltd.

- Environmental Clearance conditions of Katamati Iron Mine, Tata Steel Ltd.

- Environmental Clearance conditions of Joda East Iron Mine, Tata Steel Ltd.

- Environmental Clearance of West Bokaro Opencast Coal Mine, Tata Steel Ltd.

- Environmental Clearance of Mahal, Saharjuri, Bagula Sand Lease Mining Project of Tata Steel Limited

- Environmental Clearance of Mahal Saharjuri Sand Lease for June'12 to Nov'12

- Environmental Clearance of Kalimela Open Cast Project for June'12 to Nov'12

- Environmental Clearance of Kalimela Opencast Mine Project

- Environmental Clearance of Manmora Manganese Mine for Apr'12 to Sep'12

- Environmental Clearance of Malda Manganese Mine for Apr'12 to Sep'12

- Environmental Clearance of Tiringpahar Manganese Mine for Apr'12 to Sep'12

- Environmental Clearance of Joda West Manganese Mine for Apr'12 to Sep'12

- Environmental Clearance of Bamebari Manganese Mine for Apr'12 to Sep'12

- Environmental Clearance of OCP Kalimela project of Tata Steel Limited

- Environmental Clearance of Kotre Basantpur Pachmo project of Tata Steel Limited

- Environmental Clearance of West Bokaro Opencast Coal Mine, Tata Steel Limited

- Environmental Clearance conditions of Katamati Iron Mine Tata Steel Limited

- Environmental Clearance conditions of Joda East Iron Mine Tata Steel Limited

- Environmental Clearance conditions of Noamundi Iron Mine Tata Steel Limited

- Environmental Clearance conditions of Khondbond Iron & Manganese Mine Tata Steel Limited

- Environment Statement of Khondbond Iron & Manganese Mine 2011-2012

- Environment Statement of Katamati Iron Mine for 2011-12

- Environment Statement of Joda East Iron Mine for 2011-12

- Environment Statement of Noamundi Iron Mine for 2011-12

- Environment Clearance of Rebar Mill, Ferro Chrome & Desalination Plant, Ganjam, Odisha

- Six Monthly Environment Status Report for Kalinganagar Project of Tata Steel Limited

- Environmental Clearance to Sukinda Chromite Mines of Tata Steel Limited

- Environmental Clearance to Malda Manganese Mine of Tata Steel Limited

- Environmental Clearance to Tiringpahar Manganese Mine of Tata Steel Limited

- Environmental Clearance No. Seiaa-38/11 of Manmora Manganese Mine of Tata Steel Limited

- Environmental Clearance to Bameabri Manganese Mine of Tata Steel Limited

- Environmental Clearance to Joda West Manganese Mine of Tata Steel Limited