The Joda East iron mine (JEIM) of Tata Steel has been given five star rating for its sustainable mining practices. The award ceremony was held yesterday during the second National Conclave on Mines and Minerals in New Delhi, a company release said.
The Joda East iron mine (JEIM) of Tata Steel has been given five star rating for its sustainable mining practices. The award ceremony was held yesterday during the second National Conclave on Mines and Minerals in New Delhi, a company release said. This is the second achievement of Tata Steel for its iron ore mines. In July last year the Noamundi iron mine of the company was awarded the same rating during the first National Conclave at Raipur. Chanakya Chaudhary, group director (corporate communication and regulatory affairs), Tata Steel and Pankaj Satija, general manager (Ore, Mines & Quarries), Tata Steel, received the award on behalf of Tata Steel from Piyush Goyal, Minister of State, for Mines and Power said yesterday. The system of star rating of mines aims at promoting sustainable developmental practices, which includes addressing social impact of resettlement and rehabilitation, among others. It is designed to have a built-in compliance mechanism for environment and forest safeguards and help in recognizing good performers in the sector while encouraging all mining lease holders to strive for excellence.
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Speaking about the best practices that the company follows, Chanakya Chaudhary said “We believe that scientific and efficient mining is key to a sustainable future and at Tata Steel, we are doing our best to leverage the potential of emerging technological advancements. We are strengthening our environment-friendly and sustainable mining practices by adopting and integrating the same with the social, environmental and economic developments.”