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Tata Steel’s Noamundi Iron Mine celebrates 100 Years of Sustainable Mining

Tata Steel’s Noamundi Iron Mine celebrates 100 Years of Sustainable Mining

~ Centenary year kicked-off with logo launch ~

Bengaluru, June 3, 2024 – Tata Steel’s Noamundi Iron Mine located in Jharkhand is celebrating the beginning of its centenary year since the inception of mining operations at the site. To commemorate this milestone, a logo launch event was organised today at Noamundi. The Chief Guest for the event was D B Sundara Ramam, Vice President, Raw Material, Tata Steel. Other dignitaries present included Atul Kumar Bhatnagar, General Manager, Ores Mines and Quarries (OMQ) Division, and Sanjay Das, Secretary, Noamundi Mazdoor Union, along with employees of the OMQ Division of Tata Steel.

During the occasion, D B Sundara RamamVice President, Raw Material, Tata Steel said: “Noamundi Iron Mine has been a vital part of Tata Steel’s operations for the past century, and we are proud to celebrate this significant milestone. Very few mines survive for over 100 years and Noamundi Iron Mine has not only survived but thrived due to our commitment towards sustainable mining. Noamundi Iron Mine exemplifies the adoption of best practices in mining with a focus on community development to foster sustainable growth.”

In addition to the logo launch, the 2nd Summer Flower Show was also organised at Noamundi, showcasing over 22 varieties of summer flowers. Furthermore, a Miyawaki Plantation was carried out at Noamundi on the occasion.

Throughout the year, Noamundi Iron Mine will host a series of events to commemorate the centenary year, including cultural programmes, employee recognition initiatives, and community engagement activities.

Noamundi Iron Mine, a part of the Ore Mines and Quarries Division of Tata Steel, has been in operation for the past 100 years, providing a reliable source of high-quality iron ore. The mine is known for its commitment to sustainable mining practices and its close engagement with the local community. The Noamundi Iron Mine has been accorded 5-Star rating for Sustainable Development by Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) for seven consecutive years since 2017.

In 2017, Noamundi became the country’s first iron-ore mine to set up a solar plant, spread over 19 acres with a capacity of 3 MW, for reducing carbon footprint.

In its effort to enhance gender diversity at the workplace, Tata Steel on February 5, 2021, deployed the first batch of 22 women operators of heavy earth moving machinery at Noamundi iron mine in all the shifts. The initiative, termed ‘Tejaswini 2.0’ has been designed to provide technical training to unskilled women workers and enable them to work in core jobs at mines.

Noamundi Iron Mine has also been hosting events like Run-a-thon, promoting fitness and sustainability amongst its stakeholders and the community at large. Noamundi Iron Mine has taken several strides to improve biodiversity with a focus on plantation and rain harvesting projects.

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