Tata Steel’s enduring partnership with Odisha is aimed to bring all-round development in the State. The Company has manifold sustainability programmes that have been specially designed to cater to the needs of the Oriya population. The initiatives are dynamic and include on-going programmes that have always made way to the news. This section seeks to keep track of regular events as and when it happens.
Chief Minister of Odisha, Mr. Naveen Patnaik gave away the ‘Think Odisha Leadership Award' to different individuals and organisations for their contribution to the State. This award ceremony was jointly organised by Times of India Group and Tefla on 24th August, 2013. The main motive behind this programme is to promote excellence in different fields such as industry, sports, art, culture, literature, and social services. This year Tata Steel was awarded for best contribution in inclusive development. Mr. Sunil Bhaskaran, Deputy Vice President (Corporate Services), Tata Steel, received the award on behalf of the Company from the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Mr. Naveen Patnaik. Prior to this award ceremony, Odisha Chief Secretary Mr. Jugal Kishore Mohapatra inaugurated the ‘Think CSR Forum'. Mr. Arun Misra, Deputy Vice President (Odisha Project), Tata Steel was also present on this occasion and gave presentation about different CSR initiatives undertaken by the Company in the State.
Joda East Iron Mines won two prestigious awards “Excellent energy efficient unit” and "Innovative project award” at the recently held 14th National Awards for Excellence in Energy Management 2013 conducted by CII. This award was received from Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Government of India, Dr. Naushad Forbes, Chairman, Energy Efficiency Summit 2013 on 21st August at Hyderabad International Convention Centre.
Out of the 231 applicants from different industry segments like Automobile, Power, Refinery, Fertilizer, Paper pulp, FMCG, Chemical, Engineering, Building, Cement, and Software; a total 74 applicants have been shortlisted and were invited for final presentation at Hyderabad International Convention Centre from 19-20th August, 2013.
Joda East Iron Mines of Tata Steel won the most coveted award "Excellent Energy Efficient Unit" in the debut year itself and also bagged prestigious "Innovative Project Award" competing with all other industry giants. This award has been given based on national competition and evaluated by a panel of judges at the just concluded 14th National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2013.
Joda East has received this award for its outstanding contribution in the field of electrical energy, thermal energy, explosive energy, renewable energy, and water conservation measures adopted in the last couple of years in its mining operations. Some of the innovative projects includes GPS based TDS system quality monitoring, application of energy efficient equipment and variable frequency drives in mines, plants and township (e.g motors, luminaries, fans, air conditioners), use of plastic bottles in blast holes, rain water harvesting, use of solar energy in mines workshop, and township amongst others.
The Kalinga Stadium witnessed a unique battle on the morning of August 25, 2013 with the Officers Team (consisting of IAS, IPS and IFS officers) trouncing the Tata Steel XI in the finale of the Friendship Cup Football Tournament organised by Tata Steel.
Strengthening the bond of friendship between legislators, administrators, media and corporate houses, the match generated a lot of enthusiasm and fun. Mr. Jugal Kishore Mohapatra, Odisha Chief Secretary, inaugurated the tournament in the presence of Mr. Niranjan Pujari, minister for industries and Mr. Sunil Bhaskaran, Dy. VP (Corporate Services), Tata Steel. The Officers team won the match with 3 goals to 0 in the final.
Earlier, the Officers team defeated the Leaders team in a penalty shoot-out 4-2 and Tata Steel team defeated media team by 2 goals to nil. Mr. Anand Sen, VP (TQM & Kalinganagar Project) of Tata Steel, Mr. Arun Sahu, Minister for energy, Information & Public Relations, Mr. Sunil Bhaskaran, Dy. VP (Corporate Services), Tata Steel gave away the prizes. Mr. Manikant Naik, Chief Resident Executive, Tata Steel and Mohit Das, Chief, Stakeholder Management, were present on the occasion.
Best Goalkeeper: Mr. Debi Prasanna Biswal, Officers Team
Best Forward: Mr. Soumen Chakraborty, Tata Steel Team
Best Half: Mr. Arun Sahu (Leaders' Team)
Best Defence: Mr. Niranjan Pujari (Leaders' Team)
Man of the Match (1st) Mr. Saswat Misra (Officers' Team)
Man of the Match (2nd match) - Mr. Asit Sathpathy, Media Team
Man of the Tournament: Mr. Manoj Ahuja (Officers' Team)
Best Commentator Award: Mr. Pradip Maharathi, Leaders' team
Eleven employees of Tata Steel including three employees of Joda East Iron Mine under Tata Steel OMQ Division have received the much acclaimed Prime Minister's ‘Shram Award' for 2012 for rendering exemplary contribution to their respective fields as per the announcement of the Government's Labour Department on the eve of 67th Independence Day Celebration.
The employees of Tata Steel's Joda East Iron Mines, conferred with this coveted honour includes, Mr. Subrat Kumar, Charge Hand (Diesel)-Special Grade who has won the topmost ‘Shram Ratna' Award (Rs. 2 lakhs and Citation). Mr. Biju Mathew, Charge hand (Diesel), who has won the ‘Shram Vir' Award (Rs. 60,000 and Citation) and Mr. Harekrushna Kamila, Associate, Mechanical & Equipment Department, who has received the ‘Shram Shree'Award.
Every year Prime Minister's Shram Award is distributed among the human resources team achieving industrial excellence. Bagging of such prestigious awards by three employees of Joda East Iron Mine, have added feathers to the cap of Tata Steel's OMQ Division.
Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS), Joda in association with Tata Steel Adventure Foundation has organised an Outdoor Leadership Camp at Tumung, a hill station situated at Jharkhand state and which is 35 KM away from Jamshedpur Town. This is for the third time that such a camp is being organised by TSRDS, Joda.
Outdoor Leadership Camp is being organised for the youth of Guruda and Khonbond, where 40 youth participated. The youth are in the age group of 16-22 years and voluntarily nominated their names for the camp. The duration of the camp is for three days. The boys would be leaving for Jamshedpur on 26th August, 2013 and would attend the camp from 27th - 29th August, 2013 and would return on 30th August, 2013 morning.
This camp is focused on developing leadership skills and team building activities through various outdoor sports and tracking activities. They would be spending two days at Tumung which is around 35 km from Jamshedpur; whereas the third day would be spent at Dimna for water sports activities.
The camp would be conducted under the careful guidance of professional mountaineers and trainers from Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF), which is headed by Mrs. Baichendry Pal, the first lady to reach Mount Everest.
This would be a great learning experience for the youth. It is expected that there would be a group of rejuvenated and active youth returning from the camp and the skills learnt would help in their day to day activities.
Continuing with our effort to improve the educational standards of underprivileged tribal children from the peripheral villages of our operational area Tata Steel inaugurated additional class rooms at Adivasi Vikas Samiti, Kainshi Vidyamandir. For the last three years Tata Steel has been sponsoring poor tribal children particularly those who have lost their parents to continue their education at Adivasi Vikas Samiti.
This initiative has given a new hope for many tribal children who want to pursue their education and make a difference in their lives. Presently, 140 students are residing at the Adivasi Vikas Samiti, Kainshi Vidyamandir. The four class rooms built with an approximate cost of Rs.15 lakhs is built in nest-in method.
The building was inaugurated on 21st August, 2013 by Mr. D.B. Sundara Ramam, GM OMQ, Tata Steel Ltd. in presence of Padmashree Dr. Tulasi Munda, Mr. R.R. Satpathy, Chief Joda, Head Civil, Mr. Rajesh Gupta, Manager- Civil Mr. Debu Banarji, Asst. Manager-Corporate Communications Mr. Pitambar Behera, and other dignitaries.
Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS), Joda in association with Tata Steel Hospital, Joda, has organised a Gynecology Camp for one day at Tata Steel Auditorium Hall situated at Joda West on 25th August, 2013. Mr. R.R. Satpathy, Chief, Tata Steel, Joda, was present in the inauguration ceremony as chief guest and inaugurated the camp.
Dr. A.K. Roy, Dy. CMO, Tata Steel Hospital, Joda along with many doctors of Tata Steel Hospital and large numbers of senior officials and trade union bearers of OMQ division were present on the occasion. Renowned gynecologists of Tata Steel Hospital Dr. Debjani Patnaik and Dr. Suchismita Das were present and conducted the camp with the support from doctors and paramedical staffs of TSRDS laid by Dr. Manish Pal Gupta.
Different kinds of diseases that women normally face were addressed in the camp. Hundreds of women from different parts of Joda Municipal participated in the camp and got treatment free of cost. Medicines were also distributed to all the patients free of cost.
Looking at the uncertainties and constraints in the normal agriculture cycle, fish farming is being constantly projected as an alternative source of livelihood. To accelerate the pace of pisciculture among the villagers of Joda and adjacent areas, more than 85,000 fingerlings of qualitative species were distributed by Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS), Joda. While 45,000 fingerlings have been released in seven ponds within Joda East Iron Mines, 10,000 have been released in two ponds within Khandbond Iron Mines and rest 30,000 in 10 ponds belonging to villages in proximity to Ferro Alloys and Manganese Mines.
For boosting productivity and improving upon the quality inputs; along with distribution of fingerlings, capacity building of the prospective fish farmers is regularly undertaken by TSRDS. On 16th of August, 2013 such a participatory training was organised at Joda West Vocational Training Centre. The training comprised of 26 participants from Baneikela and Kamar Joda belonging to Joda Municipal area and three villages of Joda Block, Bamebari, Khandbond, and Guruda.
During the technical sessions important aspects like water treatment, right frequency and appropriate time for fish feeds and identifying symptoms of diseases were elaborately deliberated upon along with answering queries arising in the process of discussion. The participating farmers praised the step geared up by Tata Steel to boost up income generating endeavours through innovative livelihood options.
The celebration of 67th Independence Day by Tata Steel projects and operations at Joda was held at the central playground. Mr. R. R. Satpathy, Chief, Joda, hoisted the national flag and gracefully saluted the joint parade of students of 23 schools coming under Joda Municipal area and the Security Personnel of Tata Steel. On the auspicious day, school students participated in ‘Prabhat Pheri', which started from their respective schools and culminated at the central playground. The celebration started with national anthem sung by school children followed by hoisting of national flag and a colourful parade.
Extending his heartfelt greetings and good wishes to the entire gathering, Chief Guest Mr. R. R. Satpathy threw light on the intense struggle and immense sacrifices of our nation builders to attain independence. He reminded the audience and appealed them to pay homage to the great souls who took part in the legendary saga of our long struggle for independence.
The chief guest also felicitated the winning teams of the parade with mementoes and honoured 30 employees for their relentless and dedicated service to the Company. The ceremony concluded with distribution of sweets among the children and the audience. Thousands of people including media representatives, company officials and their families, students, parents, teachers and members of the local community joined the celebration.
After the flag hoisting ceremony, the chief guest, Mr. Satpathy visited Tata Steel Hospital, Joda and distributed fruits to the patients in presence of Dr. A. K. Roy, Dy. CMO, doctors and staff of the hospital. A friendly football match was also organised by the company at central playground in which officials and union bearers of JEIM, KIM, & JCO participated. Independence Day was also celebrated at KIM, FAP & Bichakundi Manganese Mines in which Mr. Anurag Dixit, Chief, KIM, Mr. B. D. Nanda, Head, FAP, and Mr. Sambhunath Jha, Head, Manganese Group of Mines, Tata Steel, Joda, hoisted the National Flag and addressed the gatherings.
Eleven employees of Tata Steel including three employees of Joda East Iron Mine under Tata Steel OMQ Division have received the acclaimed Prime Minister's ‘Shram Award' for 2012 for rendering exemplary contribution to their respective fields as per the announcement of the Government's Labour Department on the eve of 67th Independence Day Celebration.
The glorious employees of Tata Steel's Joda East Iron Mines, conferred with this coveted honour includes, Mr. Subrat Kumar, Charge Hand (Diesel)-Special Grade who has won the topmost ‘Shram Ratna' Award (Rs. 2 lakhs and Citation). Mr. Biju Mathew, Charge Hand (Diesel), who has won the ‘Shram Vir' Award (Rs. 60,000 and Citation) and Mr. Harekrushna Kamila, Associate, Mechanical & Equipment Department, who has received the ‘Shram Shree'Award.
Every year Prime Minister's Shram Award is distributed among the human resources achieving industrial excellence. Bagging of such prestigious awards by three employees of Joda East Iron Mine, have added feathers to the cap of Tata Steel's OMQ Division.
To encourage the think tank, knowledge, and quality management circles of Tata Steel, the Champion Level Aspire Nite was organised at FAMD, Joda on July 24, 2013 and Sukinda on July 27 - 28, 2013 respectively. Mr. D. P. Deshpande (MD, TSIL), Mr. R. R .Satpathy (Chief Joda, OMQ), Mr. Anurag Dixit (Chief Khandbond, OMQ) graced the function at Joda, while Mr. P. K. Pattnaik, GM (Corporate Services, KPO), and Mr. Sushanta Mishra (Chief Gopalpur, FAMD) graced the ceremony at Sukinda. Total 266 SIPs, 9 GB Projects, Knowledge Management contributors and Quality Circles were recognised on this occasion.
Opining on the emerging need of accepting strict adherence to quality as an uncompromising way of life at Tata Steel, Mr. M. C. Thomas, GM (O), FAMD appreciated the inclusive endeavours put by individual members in the improvement journey and stressed the need to proliferate employee engagement in all locations.
For promoting fishery as a preferred alternative livelihood option and to encourage the prospective fish farmers, a training programme was organised on August 16, for 26 interested farmers at the Vocational Training Centre of Joda (West). This day long training camp was inaugurated by Chief, Joda, Mr. R. R. Satpathy who deliberated upon the pivotal role of fish farming in the economic development of tribal populace residing in the adjacent areas of Tata Steel’s operation.
Facilitating the training session, Mr. Bhabani Charan Mishra, the District Fisheries Officer, along with two technical trainers highlighted on the basic facets of advanced methods and skills required for boosting fish production. Steps like spot identification, soil testing, pond excavation, PH Verification, fish food, medication, marketability, promotional avenues, and scope for profitability were put forth before the trainees were analysed through participatory learning methods. After the technical session, an open house discussion for resolving frequently asked queries was conducted.
The trainees in this camp comprised of six farmers from Baneikela under Joda Municipality, three from Qamar Joda, eight from Bamebari and nine from Guruda villages under Joda Panchayat Samiti. The participants expressed their wholehearted appreciation towards the efforts of Tata Steel for supporting such a sure shot Income Generation Programme for the targeted beneficiaries under its social responsibility initiatives.
The rains failed to dampen the spirit of the players in the one-day inter-village football tournament which was organised by Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) to mark the birth anniversary of JRD Tata, at Kandesahi in Baghuapal village of Salijanga Panchayat of Danagadi block on July 29.
A total of 12 teams participated in the tournament which was kicked off by chief guest Biren Ramesh Bhuta, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility, Tata Steel. He was accompanied by Mr. Sisir Tarafdar, Unit Head, TSRDS, Kalinganagar and officials of TSRDS.
The matches lasted for 20 minutes during which the spectators enjoyed the games and cheered for their teams. After the league matches were over, Mirgichera and Jagannathpur teams reached the final. In the nail-biting title clash, neither of the teams was able to score any goal during the 20-minute time, following which the game led to penalty shootout. The score remained equal (5-5) at the end of the penalty shootout. Finally, the winner was decided through toss and Mirgichera team bagged the title.
Deputy Vice President (Operations), Odisha Project, Mr. Arun Misra was honoured by Mr. Rajanikant Singh, Steel and Mines Minister, Government of Odisha, on July 27, 2013. The honour was provided on the occasion of installation of Lions International District 225, C/5 at Cuttack. Lions International honoured Mr. Misra for his remarkable achievements in corporate social responsibility and industrial development in Odisha.
The Tata Parivar living in Trijanga Rehabilitation Colony was provided homestead land pattas on August 1, 2013. Mr. Prafulla Chandra Ghadai, MLA, Sukinda, distributed pattas to 121 families in a function organised at Trijanga colony.
The families who were relocated from villages like Sanachandia, Gadapur, Baiduburi, and Champakoila in 2006 & 2007, were living in Trijanga colony, and were provided homestead pattas.
Mr. Giridhari Parida, Tehsildar, Danagadi, Mr. Mihir Kumar Mohanty, BDO, Danagadi, Mrs. Lalita Ray, Chairperson, Panchayat Samiti, Danagadi, Mr. Sudhansu Bhanj, Vice-Chairman, Panchayat Samiti, Danagadi, Mr. Abhay Kujur, Head, Rehabilitation & Resettlement, Tata Steel, Mr. Shankar Soren, Sr. Manager, Tata Steel and the colony people were present on the occasion.
Earlier, 80 Tata Parivars living in the Sansailo Rehabilitation Colony were also provided pattas on July 10, 2013. Tata Steel has set up three colonies to rehabilitate the families relocated for the Kalinganagar project.
Mr. D. B. Sundara Ramam, GM, OMQ, flagged off the SAP Easy PM system at Khondbond Iron Mine (KIM). Easy-PM is an IT-based system to provide basic data entry facility for maintenance, like equipment delay and delay analysis, which is integrated with the core SAP system.
This system attempts to enhance the basic transactions of SAP Plant Maintenance Module, which was earlier not available to shop-floor employees. This system will facilitate the employees to maintain maintenance related data in SAP system, which can be referred for analysis and necessary action by management.
Mr. Anurag Dixit, Chief, KIM, and other officials were present on the occasion.
Tata Steel, in association with Fakirpur Community Health Centre organised a mega health camp at Kathakata School premises under Anandpur Block of Keonjhar district on July 19, 2013. Mr. Madhusudan Das, Sub-Collector, Anandpur, joined as chief guest and inaugurated the camp.
Dr. A. K. Roy, Dy. CMO, Tata Steel Hospital, Joda, Captain Manish Sinha, Head, Administration, OMQ, Dr. Pranab Das, Unit Head, TSRDS, Joda, and a team of specialised doctors & paramedical staffs of TSRDS extended their support to conduct the camp.
Diseases that spread during the monsoon season like malaria, cold, fever were addressed in the camp. Besides, problems relating to ENT, diarrhea, pediatric, pregnancy, TB, blood pressure, stomach disorders were also treated at the camp. Hundreds of patients from the nearby villages availed services of the camp.
Tata Steel has always endeavoured to promote sports in Odisha. As an initiative in that direction, Tata Steel Coach, Mr. J. P. Singh trained the 22 probable Odisha team members for the 65th National Junior Basketball Championship to be held at Cuttack from September 1 - 8, 2013.
Mr. Singh is also the Head Coach of Indian Youth Junior & Senior Men & Women's Team at Asian Championship, Asia Cup, and many other prestigious international events. He also trained the state team at KIIT university campus in Bhubaneswar. The coaching camp was conducted from July 12 - 25, 2013.
Mr. Arun Misra, Dy. Vice President (Operations), Odisha Project inaugurated the camp on July 12, 2013. Mr. J. P. Singh, Tata Steel Coach, Mr. Mohit Das, Chief, Stakeholder Management, Mr. Ashok Kumar Sahu, Secretary, Odisha Basketball Association (OBA), and Ms. Sasmita Samanta, Registrar, KIIT University were among the dignitaries present on the occasion.
During the camp, there were sessions for coaches, specific tips on the basketball game for senior players and coaches and motivational speech for the youth. The camp was organised by the Odisha Basketball Association (OBA), in association with Tata Steel. This is for the first time that OBA invited an external coach for the camp.
The Basketball Federation of India has organised the 65th National Basketball Championship for junior boys and girls at Odisha. The performance of Odisha team is expected to be better at the National Championship after the conduct of this coaching camp.
The Ferro Alloys Plant of Tata Steel at Joda organised a book fair for four days from July 6 - 9, 2013 at FAP Community Hall located at Joda East.
Mr. P. V. Rao, Secretary, FAP Worker's Union, inaugurated the book fair on July 6, 2013 as the chief guest. A large number of students and people of different walks of life visited the book fair and bought books as per their choice.
Apart from academic books, there were books on engineering, novels, biographies, general knowledge, personality development etc. as well. The book fair evoked good response from the local people.
The Sukinda unit of TSRDS, in association with the National Polio Surveillance Project (NPSP), unit of the World Health Organisation (WHO), organised a workshop on acute flaccid paralysis for polio surveillance and detection and reporting of measles. The programme was organised at the Chrome Valley Club of the Sukinda Chromite Mine (SCM).
Mr. Rajesh Patel, Chief (Mining), SCM, inaugurated the programme. Forty participating doctors, pharmacists and nurses from Sukinda Chromite Mine, Odisha Mining Corporation, Facor, Jindal, Misrilal and Balasore Alloys attended the programme.
In addition to a scintillating session on learning, this workshop paved a platform to interact and network among the health service providers in the Sukinda mines region. Dr. Archana Gayen, SMO, NPSP Unit, WHO, appreciated the efforts of TSRDS for implementation of the immunisation programme and case reporting on acute flaccid paralysis and measles. Mr. J. Sandil, Senior Manager & the Unit Head, TSRDS, coordinated the workshop.
Tata Steel constructed four additional class rooms and a market complex at Champua in Keonjhar district of Odisha. Both the projects, constructed by the OMQ Division, were inaugurated on July 4, 2013.
Mr. Yashbant Narayan Singh Laguri, Hon'ble MP, Keonjhar, inaugurated four classroom building, an office building of Chandrasekhar College, and a market complex at Champua. The market complex comprises 14 shops.
Mr. D. B. Sundara Ramam, GM, OMQ, joined as the Guest of Honour on the occasion. Mr. Sudhakar Bargi, Sub-Collector, Champua, Mr. R. R. Satpathy, Chief (Joda), Mr. Anurag Dixit, Chief, Khondbond Iron Mine, Mr. Saroj K Banerjee, Chief, Engineering Services, OMQ Division, Mr. Rajesh Gupta, Head, Civil, OMQ Division, Joda along with Govt. and Tata Steel officials were present on the occasion.
Tata Steel has spent Rs. 66 lakhs for these works. Rs. 35 lakhs spent for construction of additional class room and office building of Chandrasekhar College.
The OMQ Division of Tata Steel at Joda is observing July as the ethics month. A formal function was organised on July 1, 2013 at Joda Central Organisation (JCO) premises.
Mr. Anurag Dixit, Chief, Khondbond Iron Mine (KIM) was the chief guest and he spoke about the moral principles set by the founder of Tata Steel.
All officers and representatives of Unions of JEIM, KIM & JCO, Doctors and paramedical staff of Tata Steel Hospital, Joda, took the pledge not to indulge in any action which will negatively affect stakeholders’ trust and confidence in the company. Mr. Sambit Pattnaik (HR/IR, JEIM) and Mr. Rajesh Gupta, Head (Civil) were present on the occasion.
Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) provided paddy and vegetable seeds to the farmers to enhance agricultural productivity in Joda and Koida area.
TSRDS identified 341 poor farmers belonging to 10 villages under Koida and Joda block and distributed 434 bags of ‘Lalata’ variety of paddy seeds. Each packet contained 20 kilograms of seeds which is sufficient for cultivating one acre of land.
The initiative of TSRDS is likely to benefit the farmers who had earlier been trained in SRI method of cultivation. Earlier, TSRDS also distributed superior quality vegetable seeds to 11 self-help groups (SHGs) that have 157 members.
Enabling the poor students belonging to scheduled caste / scheduled tribe community in Joda area to avail the facility of technical education, Tata Steel is sponsoring their education at JN Tata Technical Education Centre (JNTTEC), Gopalpur. JNTTEC is a premier institute which provides diploma courses in mechatronics, electronic and mechanical fields.
In its latest endeavour, the Company sponsored 28 candidates including nine girls for training at the JNTTEC who were selected to take admission in the institute. Tata Steel is bearing three year’s course fees of Rs. 300,000 per candidate for those students who came from poor families.
A function was organised at Joda West Vocational Training Centre on June 22, 2013 for flagging off their journey to JNTTEC, Gopalpur. Mr. Partha Sengupta, VP (RM & CSI), flagged off the journey and wished success for the candidates.
Mr. D. B. Sundara Ramam, GM, OMQ, Mr. R. R. Satpathy, Chief, Joda, Mr. Anurag Dixit, Chief, Khondbond Iron Mine, Mr. Pervez Akhtar, Chief, RMP, Joda, Mr. Saroj K. Banerjee, Chief, Engineering Services, OMQ Division, and Dr. A. K. Roy, Dy. CMO, Tata Steel Hospital, Joda were among the dignitaries present on the occasion.
Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandir is located inside Sukinda Chromite Mine (SCM) colony premises, having 12 classes and 700 students. It is one of the best Odia medium schools in the chrome valley which facilitates education to the children of nearby villages including employee wards.
To improve the existing infrastructure of the school, Tata Steel will construct six more classrooms. This is expected to facilitate education of the students. SCM has provided Rs. 40 lakhs for the purpose under the Minor Capital Budget.
The ground breaking ceremony for the new classroom building was performed by Mr. Bidyut Ghosh, Head (HR/IR), FAMD. Mr. R. C. Pradhan, General Secretary, SCM Workers’ Union, Mr. Ranjeet Singh, Sr. Manager (BHR), Mr. Biraja P Mishra, Sr. Manger (P&C), the project & construction team along with school teachers were present during the occasion.
Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) organised a mini health camp to provide healthcare services and to create awareness in Guruda and its nearby villages under Bolda GP of Joda Block in Keonjhar district.
The camp, organised in collaboration with Khondbond Iron Mine, was held at Guruda village primary school premises on June 25, 2013.
Dr. Manish Pal Sharma of TSRDS, Joda, Dr. Rohit of Hi-Tech Hospital, Bhubaneswar & Smt. Jyotsnarani Barik along with a specialised paramedical team was present in the camp.
Apart from diagnosis, free medicines were provided to all the patients attending the camp. Some critical patients were also referred to Tata Steel Hospital, Joda for further treatment.
More than hundred patients suffering from common diseases like malaria, cold, fever, ENT, diarrhea, pediatric, TB, blood pressure, stomach problem, and headache benefitted from the camp.
Under wellness @ work place, Tata Steel’s Ferro Alloys Plant organised ‘JAGARAN’ programme on June 27, 2013.
Under the programme, employees in the high risk category found in the periodical medical examination were trained in Yoga. The Yoga Guru, Mr. Arbind Prasad demonstrated Yoga to the participants for leading a healthy life. He urged the employees to continue yoga and make it as a habit in their life.
Dr. Amit Kumar, Medical Officer and Mr. G. P. Sahu, Head, FAP, Bamnipal were present and guided the programme.
Tata Steel will construct additional class rooms and laboratory for Stewart School at Sukinda. Stewart school is the only English medium school at Sukinda Chrome Valley having 13 classes, starting from pre-nursery to Class 10.
Due to shortage of class rooms, pre-nursery and nursery classes are held in one room. Besides, there was no specific laboratory for conducting practical classes in science. It was managed from an adjacent tin-shed room which was constructed about 30 years ago.
In order to provide a better infrastructure, Tata Steel will construct two new class rooms, two laboratory rooms and teachers common room with an expenditure of Rs. 40 lakhs approved under Minor Capital Budget.
Mr. M. C. Thomas, GM (Operations), FAMD, performed the ground breaking of the new facilities. Mr. R. C. Prdhan, General Secretary, SCM Workers’ Union. Mr. Bidyut Ghosh, Head (HR/IR), Mr. Biraja P. Mishra, Sr. Manger (E&C), the Project & Construction team along with school teachers were present during the occasion.
Navjeevan Co-operative Ltd. (NCL) is promoted by Tata Steel at Kalinganagar in Jajpur district of Odisha. It was formed by members of displaced families of Kalinganagar project of Tata Steel. More than 200 members who belong to the displaced families have come together to form this Co-operative.
Fabindia, Tribal Co-operative Marketing Development Federation of India Ltd. (an organisation under the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs), and Delhi Crafts Council are some of the buyers that have shown keen interest to procure products from NCL.
The next time you visit a Fabindia store, you are likely to find on its shelves a saree or a stone artefact beautifully crafted by a project displaced person. This may be awaiting their response. Tribes India has also shown interest in our products and is likely to visit our place soon”, says Mukul Kumar Mishra, senior associate programme manager, NCL. In fact, NCL has successfully bagged a small order for supply of hand paintings on stoles, dupattas and wall hangings from Delhi Crafts Council.
NCL began its artistic journey with paintings and wall hangings and later extended its offerings to garments (hand painted T-shirts), hand painted stoles, dupattas, sarees and multi-utility items like conference files & folders, flower vases, pen stands, laminated jute bags and mobile covers. The strategy reaped good results as it helped NCL generate a great turnover of Rs. 59 lakhs in FY 2012-13.
Tribal Development Co-operative Corporation of Odisha Ltd. (TDCCOL), the apex co-operative organisation engaged in the sale and purchase of tribal products in Odisha, will procure products manufactured by NCL. The rehabilitation and resettlement team of Tata Steel’s Kalinganagar project actively supports NCL who is now successfully running poultry units, three garment units, pickle making units, office stationary units and a painting unit.
Aesthetics play a very crucial role and, hence, NCL is leveraging the expertise of two graduates from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) to present beautiful designs for every season. The designers visit the garment unit at Trijanga for seven to eight days in a month and look into factors like modulation of production plans and standardisation of products.
Consolidating its growth plans, NCL has decided to expand its garment unit at Trijanga, which is among the three modern rehabilitation colonies set up by Tata Steel in the area. The membership of the unit is set to increase from 24 to 29. It is geared to make cotton and silk kurtas with paintings on them.
A bigger garment unit accommodating 60 artisan-members is proposed to be set up at Gobarghati & in Sansailo which is to go under production soon. Exclusive showrooms will be set up in Bhubaneswar which will sell the items manufactured by NCL.
The mining division of Tata Steel at Joda, in association with Fakirpur Community Health Centre in the Keonjhar district, organised a super-speciality mega health camp on June 10, 2013.
Mr. Madhusudan Das, Sub-Collector, Anandapur Sub-Division, inaugurated the camp organised at Dhakotha High School. Dr. B. N. Moharana, Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO), Keonjhar District Hospital, officials of Tata Steel, and TSRDS were present on the occasion.
In all, 679 patients from the nearby villages of Dhakotha availed the benefit of free treatment and medicines given at the camp.
Dr. Debasis Satpathy (Skin specialist), Dr. Satyanarayan Guru (Medicine specialist), Dr. Sudashna Dasgupta (Pediatric specialist), Dr. Rajprabha Patra (Dental specialist), Dr. A. K. Roy, Dy. CMO, Tata Steel Hospital, Joda, and Dr. Manish Gupta of TSRDS attended the camp.
Mr. Bishnu Prasad Sahu, District Collector, Keonjhar, visited the mega health camp and appreciated the efforts of Tata Steel.
Tata Steel's Ferro Alloys plant located at Bamnipal organised a Suggestions Award Ceremony on June 11, 2013. Fifty employees were recognised for their implemented suggestions with cash award. Mr. G. P. Sahu, Head, FAP, Bamnipal, distributed the awards.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sahu pointed out that the implemented suggestions not only reduced the break down hours, but also made the process easier. Besides, some of the suggestions helped in cost reduction as well. He urged employees to offer more suggestions.
Tata Steel's Khondbond Iron Mine (KIM) is observing June as the accident free month. The observance was formally inaugurated by Mr. Rajesh Kumar, Head, KIM on June 1, 2013 at KIM office.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Kumar explained the reasons for the month long celebration. He urged everyone to report any misses in their respective areas of operation. Mr. M. R. Rath, Head, Plant & Equipment, sensitised everyone on behavioural safety practices. He also emphasised on the use of crash helmet while driving two wheelers.
Mr. M. Sinku, General Secretary, Khondbond Mazdoor Union and Mr. N. K. Panda, President, Khondbond Mazdoor Union, were also present at the function. Mr. Santanu Panigrahi, Senior Manager, Drilling & Blasting, coordinated the programme.
Joining hands with the rest of the world, Tata Steel observed World Environment Day at all its operational locations in Odisha -- Kalinganagar, Joda, Gopalpur, Sukinda, and Bamnipal. Activities like plantation of saplings and generating awareness on environmental sustainability through various programmes marked the observance of World Environment Day.
The global theme for this year's World Environment Day, 'Think.Eat.Save'. 'Think.Eat.Save' is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages people to reduce their `foodprint'.
At Kalinganagar, the day began with a tree plantation programme at Duburi at the new Engineering Office Complex of Tata Steel's Odisha Project. More than 300 children from the rehabilitation colonies of Tata Steel and nearby areas joined in the plantation programme. Mr. D. N. Jha, Chief CSI, Odisha Project, planted saplings at the new engineering office complex. As a part of celebrations, essay and drawing competitions were organised for the children of the rehabilitation colonies of Tata Steel and nearby villages.
A quiz competition was organised by the project officials on the theme of environment. Nine teams from various project groups participated in the competition. Mr. Arun Misra, Dy. Vice President (Operations), Odisha Project awarded the top three teams.
Sukinda Chromite Mine of Tata Steel organised various competitions on the World Environment Day. The environment department organised awareness programme. Saplings were planted by employees and contractors.
Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) planted fruit bearing saplings inside the campus of Krishnapur Primary School. The women of the village participated in mass chlorinisation programme. Besides, mass awareness rally was organised on the occasion.
Ferro Alloys Plant, Bamnipal:
At the Company's Ferro Alloys Plant (FAP) at Bamnipal, fruit-bearing and other saplings were planted inside the plant area, residential colony, and hospital area. Mr. G. P. Sahu, Head, FAP, Bamnipal, launched the plantation drive. Similarly a mass awareness rally was organised to sensitise the people on the importance of the World Environment Day.
In Joda, the 'Prabhat Pheri' rally and mass-scale sapling plantation were the major attractions of World Environment Day observance by Tata Steel. Mr. R. R. Sathpathy, Chief, Joda, and Mr. Anurag Dixit, Chief, Khondbond Iron Mine, flagged off the rally. Two Self Help Groups, Tarini and Jyoti of Bichakundi, were felicitated on the occasion for their contribution to the protection of the environment. The winners of quiz and drawing competition were awarded on the occasion.
To mark the day at Gopalpur, plantation was undertaken at the site office of Tata Steel. Mr. Jitendra Kumar, Regional Chief Conservator of Forests, joined as chief guest of the function held at J N Tata Technical Education Centre. Mr. Sushanta Mishra, Chief, Gopalpur Project of Tata Steel, Dr. P. K. Mahapatra, Regional Officer, Odisha State Pollution Control Board, and Mr. Anjan Sengupta, Head, Re-Bar Mill, were among the dignitaries present at the function. Winners of essay, debate and quiz competitions were also awarded on the occasion.
Tata Steel Hospital, Joda, observed the 'World No Tobacco Day' on May 31, 2013. The day is observed to encourage people to get rid of all forms of tobacco consumption. Besides, the day intends to draw global attention to the widespread tobacco use and its negative effects on health.
As part of its observances, Tata Steel Hospital organised an awareness campaign and a formal function at the Tata Steel Hospital Campus.
Mr. R. R. Satpathy, Chief, Joda and Mr. Anurag Dixit, Chief, KIM, joined as chief guest and guest of honour respectively. A leaflet on 'Wellness at Workplace', prepared by the authorities of Tata Steel Hospital, was released on the occasion.
Dr. A. K. Roy, Dy. CMO, Tata Steel Hospital, Joda, along with the doctors, para-medical staff, senior officials of Tata Steel, office bearers of trade union, and a large number of local people joined the campaign.
The Gopalpur unit of the Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) organised an awareness programme on 'World No Tobacco Day' on May 31, 2013 at Sitalapalli Gram Mandap under Luhajhar Gram Panchayat. More than a hundred villagers participated in the awareness programme.
Sri Tiriprati Pradhan, President of the Village Committee and Smt. Janaki Reddy, Panchayat Samiti Member, joined as guest and inaugurated the programme.
Ms. Priyadarshani Sahu, Coordinator, Project Astha, explained about various varieties of tobacco, its disadvantages, how to quit consumption of tobacco and the process involved in it.
Dr. Madhusudan Panda, Medical Officer, discussed about the demerits of Tobacco use and how it can cause cancer. All the health workers of Sitalapalli participated in the programme.
Mr. Tanmay Kar, Unit Head, TSRDS, coordinated the programme. The villagers took a pledge not to use tobacco during the rest of their life.
Tata Steel’s Ferro Alloys Plant located at Bamnipal observed the 'World No Tobacco Day' on May 31, 2013.
An awareness programme on the ill-effects impact of tobacco was organised. Participating in the awareness programme, Dr. Amit Kumar, Medical Officer, FAP, Bamnipal, explained that death due to intake of tobacco is an increasing trend in all over the world.
In this context, Mr. G. P. Sahu, Head, FAP, Bamnipal, urged the employees to lead a healthy life by adopting a tobacco-free life. He also encouraged employees to take a pledge for not consuming tobacco in future.
Like the previous year, Tata Steel’s OMQ Division organised a summer coaching camp at Joda. The camp was organised from May 27, 2013 to June 9, 2013 at Joda central playground. Children between 3 to 10 years participated in the camp.
Mr. R. R. Satpathy, Chief, Tata Steel, Joda inaugurated the camp as chief guest. On the first day, 60 children participated in the camp. During the camp, the children were provided coaching sessions on cricket, basketball, football, athletics, and meditation.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Satpathy said, the main purpose of the camp was to develop physical fitness, motivate children towards sports, skill development in different sports, and create competitiveness.
Extending its support, Tata Steel provided relief to the fire victims of Dankari Sahi at Danagadi block in Jajpur district. Almost 36 houses were reduced to ashes in a fire mishap. The fire was so devastating that 13 families were rendered homeless in a span of just 15 minutes.
Mr. G. P. Sahu, Head, Ferro Alloys Plant (FAP), Bamnipal, Mr. Sisir Tarafder, Unit Head, TSRDS, Kalinganagar, distributed necessary items like utensils to the affected families.
Mr. Narottam Behera, Sarpanch and Mr. Rabindra Rout, Panchayat Samiti member of Deulakana Gram Panchayat were present on the occasion. They thanked Tata Steel for the concern and timely help to the affected families.
Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS), in association with Tata Steel Hospital, Joda, and Bamebari Manganese Mines of Tata Steel, organised a mega health camp and malaria detection camp on April 23, 2013. It was organised at Saraswati Sishu Mandir, Bamebari, Joda Block of Keonjhar district. Mr. Sudhakar Gurgi, Sub-Collector, Champua, inaugurated the camp.
More than 1100 patients from about 30 villages spread over seven Gram Panchayats availed the facilities provided by the health camp. Free medicines were also distributed to the patients. The critical cases were referred to Tata Steel Hospital, Joda.
Further, to check the menace of malaria in the district, more than 1300 medicated mosquito nets were distributed to the people in this camp. A team of nine doctors led by Dr. A. K. Roy, Dy. CMO, Tata Steel Hospital, Joda extended their support at the camp.
Mr. Shyam Sundar Purty, Member, Zilla Parishad, Ms. Mita Munda, Sarpanch Jalahari, Mrs. Ratnamani Nayak, Sarpanch, Jajanga, Mr. Indramani Purty, Ex Sarpanch, Jajanga, Mr. Laxman Majhi, Naib Sarpanch, Jajanga, Mr. James Samad, Inspector-in-Charge (IIC), Bamebari, Mr. Arun Kumar Pradhan, Ward member, Mr. Ram Patra, President, Manganese Workers’ Union, Mr. Santosh Bal, Secretary, Manganese Workers’ Union, Mr. Manikant Naik, Head, Manganese Group of Mines (MGM), Mr. M. L. Sinha, Sr. Manager (HR), Mr. P. K. Mishra, Sr. Manager, Bamebari mines, and Mr. Pankaj Das, Manager, HR/IR were among the dignitaries present on the occasion.
Tata Steel’s Ferro Alloys Plant located at Bamnipal organised an anemia awareness programme for women contract employees. The awareness camp was organised on April 17, 2013.
In the camp, blood hemoglobin of the contract women employees was tested and those having blood hemoglobin less than 10.5% were provided medicines as a corrective measure. Mr. G. P. Sahu, Head, FAP, Bamnipal, and the medical team extended their support to conduct the camp.
Tata Steel has been endeavouring to provide healthcare services to the people living in the periphery of its operational locations.
As a part of this endeavour, the Company provided medical assistance to the people of Thakurani village under Deojhar Gram Panchayat which is under Joda block in Keonjhar district, suffering from diarrhea.
A medical team from Tata Steel Hospital, Noamundi, Tata Steel Rural Development Society, and paramedical workers worked overtime to bring the situation under control.
The Company also provided ambulance to 17 serious patients to reach Tata Steel Noamundi Hospital at the right time.
Apart from this, a medical team consisting of doctors from Tata Steel Hospital, Noamundi, TSRDS, and paramedical workers visited the village regularly. With the efforts of this dedicated and hardworking team, the disease was brought under control.
A Small Group Activity (SGA) team “Power Point” from the wet processing plant in the raw material handling division of Joda East Iron Mine (JEIM) bagged the first prize in Total Preventive Maintenance (TPM) Quality Circle Category at the 18th All Odisha Quality Circle Convention held at Bhubaneswar on 24 and 25 April, 2013.
Simultaneously, two SGA teams from JEIM and Khondbond Iron Mine (KIM) were honoured with consolation prizes for their good performance at the All Odisha Quality Circle Convention organised by National Aluminium Company (NALCO).
Twenty five quality circle teams and seven TPM teams from different industries participated in the convention. The “Power Point” and “Sub Station” from wet processing plant of JEIM and “Jhalak” SGA from C&S plant of KIM participated in the convention.
TPM is a production management approach that places the responsibility for routine maintenance on workers who operate machineries, rather than employing separate maintenance personal for that function. In every department, employees of the same department are trained as professional teams (called TPM circles) to operate and inspect machineries regularly.
Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS), in association with District Health Department of Keonjhar district, organised a blood donation camp at Joda Women’s College on May 5, 2013. It was organised on the occasion of 149th birth anniversary celebration of Dharanidhar Bhuiyan, an eminent freedom fighter of Keonjhar district.
Dr. A. K. Roy, Dy. CMO, doctors and paramedical staff from Tata Steel Hospital, Joda, TSRDS, and District Health Department, Keonjhar co-ordinated to conduct the camp.
Mr. Jitu Pattnaik, Hon’ble MLA, Champua, visited the camp and donated blood. A large number of villagers also donated blood at the camp.
Captain Manish Sinha, Head (Administration), Mr. Biswajeet Dutta, Manager, Administration, Tata Steel, Joda, and TSRDS staff were present on the occasion.
In the morning, Joda Municipal Authority, in association with Tata Steel organised a ceremony to celebrate the birth anniversary of Dharanidhar Bhuiyan. Mr. R. R. Satpathy, Chief, Joda, was among the dignitaries who paid floral tributes to the great freedom fighter on the occasion.
Joda East Iron Mine (JEIM) of Tata Steel received the Mining Innovation Award 2012 for introduction and adoption of innovative systems with efficient techniques and sustainable development for optimal iron ore mining.
Mr. R. R. Satpathy, Chief, Joda, received the Mining Innovation Award 2012 from Prof. Ajoy K. Ghosh, Prof. S. P. Banerjee, and Mr. V. S. Rao during the MineTech’13 organised by Indian Mining & Engineering Journal at Bhubaneswar on 3 - 4 May, 2013.
This Award has brought a moment of glory for Joda East Iron Mine at a time when the entire iron ore mining industry is passing through a difficult phase in the country.
To create awareness about health problems during summer among the tribal people living in remote areas, the Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) organised a summer awareness camp on April 16, 2013.
It aimed at educating the people on common health problems faced during summer like dehydration, malaria, anemia, fever, safe delivery in hospital, snake bite, and fire in the jungle.
Dr. Chunuram Shoren, Mr. Santanu Panigrahi, Senior Manager, Khondbond Iron Mine (KIM), and Mr. Girish Sharma, Head, Security, KIM, provided vital information to villagers.
The Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) organised a training programme for self help group (SHG) members on mushroom cultivation at Khondbond village on April 16, 2013.
Since mushroom is a seasonal crop, TSRDS has been trying to enhance the skills of SHG members so that they can cultivate mushroom during the summer season. This can be a regular source of income for them. More than 30 SHG members belonging to Khandeshwar, Khondbond, Siwani, Maa Tarini, and Gauri SHGs joined the training programme. Earlier, TSRDS provided training to members of five SHGs who successfully cultivated mushroom in the winter season.
Mr. K. Prasad, agriculture specialist of TSRDS was present for the mushroom cultivation training. Post-training, inputs for mushroom cultivation such as mushroom spawn, paddy straw, polythene and wheat was provided free of cost by TSRDS.
The improvement group of the OMQ Division of Tata Steel organised the concluding function of Mass Wave-8 road show and the launching of Mass Wave-9 road show at Valley Club, Joda on April 25, 2013. Mass Wave road show is a common platform of sharing knowledge, ideas and the continuous implementation of collective and research based ideas.
Mr. D. B. Sundara Ramam, GM, OMQ, inaugurated the programme as the chief guest. Mr. R. R. Satpathy, Chief, Joda, Mr. Anurag Dixit, Chief, Khondbond Iron Mine (KIM), Tata Steel, Mr. Saroj K. Banerjee, Chief, Engineering Services, OMQ Division, senior officials Tata Steel, and office bearer of Tata Steel OMQ division were present on the occasion.
The operations, processing, equipment & maintenance, HR/IR, Civil (engineering services), and geology departments participated and shared their ideas during the session.
The Joda Division of OMQ, Tata Steel renovated the Baneikela indoor badminton court with new sports flooring. The total expenditure incurred was Rs 2, 70,000. Mr. R. R. Satpathy, Chief, Joda, inaugurated the renovated court on April 20, 2013. This initiative is expected to promote sports in general and badminton in particular.
Mr. Anurag Dixit, Chief, Khondbond Iron Mine (KIM), Mr. B. D. Nanda, Head, Ferro Alloys Plant, Joda, Mr. M. L. Sinha, Senior Manager, HR/IR, FAMD, Mr. P. Venkat Rao, General Secretary, Employees Union, Joda FAP, and Mr. Narottam Patra, President, Employees Union, Joda FAP, were among the dignitaries present on the occasion.
Reinforcing its commitment to the prosperity and development of the people of Odisha, Tata Steel has undertaken several initiatives to promote art, culture, and scientific spirit in the state.
As an endeavour in that direction, Tata Steel celebrated the Odia New Year Day and Maha Bishuba Milan by hosting several programmes at its operational locations like Joda in Keonjhar district and Gopalpur in Ganjam district on April 14, 2013.
More than 1000 villagers from over 100 periphery villages in these districts participated at functions that were held with much enthusiasm and gaiety. As part of the celebrations, various events like debate, essay writing, drawing, rangoli, and tribal dance competitions were organised prior to the main function.
Mr. Jagadananda, State Information Commissioner, was the chief guest and Mr. D. B. Sundara Ramam, GM, OMQ, was the guest of honour at the Odia New Year Day celebrations function at Joda. Mr. R. R. Satpathy, Chief, Joda, and Mr. Anurag Dixit, Chief, Khondbond Iron Mine, were among the dignitaries present on the occasion. Mr. Jagadananda awarded the winners of various competitions organised prior to the event.
Mr. Pradeep Panigrahi, Hon’ble MLA of Gopalpur, joined as the chief guest at the Odia New Year Day function held at Gopalpur in Ganjam district. Mr. Adikanda Sethy, Hon’ble MLA of Chhatrapur, graced the occasion as the guest of honour and Mr. A. K. Ojha, GM, Gopalpur project, joined as the chief speaker.
The winners of inter village football tournament, inter village volleyball tournament and self-help group competition were awarded along with the winners of drawing, debate, rangoli, and traditional dance competitions on the occasion.
Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS), in association with J N Tata Technical Education Centre, Gopalpur launched bridge course training programme for 18 days at Joda. Mr. R. R. Satpathy, Chief, Joda, inaugurated the programme as the chief guest on April 22, 2013.
The bridge course aims to prepare the youth for the entrance examination of various technical colleges and J N Tata Technical Education Centre, Gopalpur. The bridge course will continue till May 9, 2013. Sixty students from Joda, Deojhar, and Ansaikela area will participate in the training programme.
Mr. B. D. Nanda, Head, Joda Ferro Alloys Plant, Dr. A. K. Roy, Dy. CMO, Tata Steel Hospital, Joda, Mr. Tapan Jena, Head, Katamati Iron Mine, Dr. B. Nayak, Tata Steel Hospital, Joda, Mr. Jamadar Sandil, Head, TSRDS, Noamundi, and Mr. Sanjeev Mohapatra, Unit Head, TSRDS, Joda, were among the dignitaries present on the occasion. Resource persons from J N Tata Technical Education Centre, Mr. Bishnu Charan Behera, Mr. Ranjan Sial, and their teams are conducting the training programme.
Tata Steel provided assistance to the fire victims of Saruali village near Sukinda. The fire broke on April 12, 2013 and devastated 200 families. Tata Steel provided utensils procured through Sukinda Chromite Mine Cooperative Society and distributed to the affected families.
Mr. Prafulla Mallick, MLA, Kamakhya Nagar, distributed the utensils in presence of Executive Officer of Mahulpal Panchyats and other key PRI members. Local PRIs cooperated in the distribution of the materials. Mr. Rajkumar, CSR Coordinator of Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) and Mr. R. C. Mallick, Senior Manager, coordinated the distribution of utensils.
Tata Steel's Ferro Alloys Plant (FAP) located at Joda in Keonjhar district of Odisha organised coaching camps for the employees’ children during the school holidays. Coaching camps for tennis, badminton, and physical fitness were organised at Bonailkela Recreation Club from March 6, and continued till March 25, 2013. The coaching camps kept the children active and engaged during the holidays.
The coaching camp was inaugurated by the Secretary, Ferro Alloys Plant Workers’ Union. A volleyball tournament was organised by the FAP plant from March 19, 2013 till April 4, 2013. The employees as well as the contract workers actively participated in the tournament. The maintenance department won the tournament and the runner up position was bagged by the contract workers.
On April 5, 2013, Bamebari Manganese Mine organised a function to acknowledge the members of Mahila Samiti of Bamebari Manganese Mine. A team of 35 ladies who have organised various programmes for the female contract mine workers were felicitated at a function. Mr. Asit Nayak, Senior Manager, Bamebari Mine and other officers distributed the prizes to the winners.
Tata Steel has been providing assistance to meritorious students belonging to scheduled caste and scheduled tribe through Jyoti Fellowship. As part of the endeavour, Tata Steel’s Ferro Alloys Plant (FAP) located at Bamnipal, in association with Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) organised the Jyoti Fellowship Award ceremony on March 29, 2013. One hundred and sixty two meritorious students from different schools were awarded on the occasion.
Mr. Badri Narayan Patra, Hon’ble Minister for higher education, Govt. of Odisha, was the chief guest and Mr. Premanada Nayak, MLA, Telkoi, joined as the guest of honour. The students were awarded the prestigious Jyoti Fellowship in the presence of Mr. G. P. Sahu, Head, FAP, Bamnipal and Mr. Sisir Tarafdar, Unit Head, TSRDS, Bamnipal.
The inter village football tournament ‘Pragati’ and inter women self-help group competition ‘Tejaswini’ was organised by Tata Steel at Joda. ‘Pragati’ concluded on April 3, 2013 while ‘Tejaswini’ on April 4, 2013.
The ‘Pragati’ tournament witnessed a grand final match between Swarup Muna Youth Club and Ganua Sporting Club. Swarup Muna Youth Club won the match by two goals. Smt. Sambari Gagrai, Sarpanch, Ansaikela Gram Panchayat, was the chief guest at the final match.
Similarly in the ‘Tejaswini’ competition, Devi Subhadra Women Self Help Group won the first prize while Maa Thakurani Self Help Group occupied the second position and Maa Gayatri Self Help Group came third. Ms. Mita Munda, Sarpanch, Jalhari Gram Panchayat, joined as chief guest on the occasion. Mr. Soumitra Pattnaik, Head, Corporate Affairs & Communication, Tata Steel, Odisha and Mr. Sanjeev Mohapatra, Unit Head, TSRDS, were among the dignitaries present on the occasion.
The sixth mechanical fraternity meet was held at Sukinda on March 25, 2013. Mr. B. K. Das, Chief, Mechanical Maintenance, Jamshedpur Works, and Mr. Rajesh Mishra, Chief, Engineering Services, Jharia, jointly inaugurated the meet.
The maintenance resources from Noamundi, West Bokaro, Jharia, Jamshedpur Works, Tubes Division, Tata Tinplate, and Sukinda attended the meeting. The meeting started with a brief presentation on the functioning of the mechanical fraternity. It was followed by presentations on the technical aspects and best practices.
The mechanical fraternity aims to bring the mechanical resources of Tata Steel under one umbrella, seeking to revolutionise and solve all the common problems.
To facilitate education among the meritorious students of scheduled caste and scheduled tribe communities, Sukinda unit of Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) in association with Tribal Cultural Society (TCS) awarded Jyoti Fellowship to the students in Sukinda area on March 20, 2013.
The award ceremony was organised at the Katepurty Auditorium. In all, 230 students from 18 schools were awarded fellowship and given an amount of Rs. 5,95, 000.
Mr. Kapilendra Mishra, District Education Officer, Jajpur, was the chief guest at the award function. Dr. S. S. Kerketta, Additional Director, MoEF, Mr. Chinmaya Gadnayak, Block Development Officer of Sukinda, and Mrs. Bhagabati Mohanta, Chairperson of Sukinda Block, also joined the function.
Mr. Rajesh Patel, Chief, Mining, Sukinda Chromite Mine (SCM), Mrs. Urmila Sneha from TCS, and Mr. Satyanarayan Nanda, Unit Head TSRDS, Sukinda, were among the dignitaries present on this occasion.
The equipment maintenance team of Joda East Iron Mine (JEIM) bagged the first prize in the 12th National supervisory skill competition organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Eastern Region. It bagged the award in repair & maintenance category on March 16, 2013.
The team comprising Mr. Subrata Kumar, Mr. Biju Mathew, and Mr. K. M. Mandal received the award.
The competition was held at Kolkata from July 18 - 20, 2012. A total of 65 teams participated in the competition in three streams - repair & maintenance, operation & production and health service.
Twenty four teams from various industries like Tata Motors, Hindalco, Emami, Jindal Steel and Power, Exide, Tata Sponge, SAIL, Balasore Alloys, FAMD, Tata Steel Works etc. participated in repair & maintenance stream.
The team from JEIM equipment division made a presentation on “elimination of seizure of air end in IDM-45 drill.” This presentation won an award as it was adjudged as the best presentation. The supervisory skills competition was initiated by CII on the lines of the Skills Olympics organised by the industry in Europe as a means of promoting vocational training in industrial skills.
The objective of the competition is to encourage supervisors in industry through recognition for individual merit and excellence in skills.
Easy PM Go-Live was launched at Joda East Iron Mine (JEIM) on March 15, 2013. Mr. R. R. Satpathy, Chief, Joda, joined as Chief Guest and inaugurated the programme in the presence of senior officials of JEIM.
Easy PM Go-Live is an IT system to provide basic data entry facility for maintenance. It attempts to simplify and enhance the base transactions, wherever possible and applicable. SAP PM remains the core system for plant maintenance requirements and MIS.
In Easy PM, simplified access has been provided in the system through function driven menu (MSC Chart). Besides, there is no need to remember the screen id for various transactions, unlike SAP PM.
Tata Steel sponsored the summer tennis camp at Cuttack, which was inaugurated on March 17, 2013. Mr. Asirbad Behera, Secretary, Odisha Olympic Association and Odisha Cricket Association inaugurated the camp as the Chief Guest.
Mr. Anand Sen, Vice President, TQM & KPO, Mr. Rajesh Chintak, GM (Corporate Services), Odisha Project, Mr. Sushanta Mishra, CRE, Odisha, and Mr. Satyajit Mohanty, Secretary, Cuttack District Tennis Association (CDTA) were present on the occasion. Mr. Senstated that Tata Steel always endeavoured to promote sports in the country.
The camp was conducted at the newly constructed Cuttack District Tennis Association Complex at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack. Odisha Cricket Association provided floodlight facility for the summer tennis camp. The 14 day long camp witnessed the enthusiastic participation of children from various schools. Bhubaneswarbased S.S. Tennis Academy provided professional coaching to the children.
Tata Steel launched several development initiatives at Anseikela Gram Panchayat under Joda block of Keonjhar district in Odisha on March 9, 2013. Mr. D. B. Sundara Ramam, GM, OMQ, inaugurated five community development initiatives facilitated by Tata Steel in different villages under Anseikela Gram Panchayat.
Mr. Sundara Ramam inaugurated a school buildingat Nijamsahi villagewhich cost Rs.10.40 lakhs. Similarly, a community centre was built at Sanbarbil village at the cost of Rs. 6.75 lakhs.Rs.14.5 lakhs was spent to build a school building and community centreat Panchananpur village, and a community centreat Narayanpur village was constructed at the cost of Rs. 5.25 lakhs.
Mr. Sairendri Babanga, Panchayat Samiti Member of Ansaikela GP, Mr. Tapan Kumar Jena, Head, Katamati Iron Mine of Tata Steel, Mr. Rajesh Gupta, Head, Civil (OMQ division), Mr. Jamadar Sandil, Head, TSRDS (Noamundi), and a large number of villagers were present on the occasion.
Tata Steel organised a Friendship Cup cricket tournament at Gopalpur on March 17, 2013. The tournament was organised at the J N Tata Technical Education Centre ground at Gopalpur in Ganjam district. The event witnessed the participation of four teams- District Administration, Media, Leaders and Tata Steel.
Dr. Pradeep Panigrahi, Hon’ble MLA, Gopalpur, and Sri Adikanda Sethi, Hon’ble MLA, Chhatrapur, inaugurated the tournament. The District Administration team defeated the Leaders team by 30 runs in the final match.
Additional District Magistrate, Berhampur, Mr. Lingaraj Rath, Mr. A. K. Ojha, GM, Gopalpur project of Tata Steel, Dr. Pradeep Panigrahi, Hon’ble MLA, Gopalpur, and Sri Adikanda Sethi, Hon’ble MLA, Chhatrapur, were present atthe award ceremony. The District Administration team emerged as the winning team while the Leaders Team was the runner up team. Apart from this, the best batsman, best bowler, man of the match, and man of the series were also felicitated by the special guests.
Former MLA, Sri Trinath Behera, Former Deputy Speaker of the State Assembly, Sri Ramachandra Panda, DIG (Western Zone), Sri Amitab Thakur, Mr. Mohit Das, Chief, Stakeholder Management (Raw Materials), and Mr. Soumitra Patnaik, Head, CA &C, Tata Steel, Odisha, were among the dignitaries present on the occasion.
Mr. D. B. Sundara Ramam, GM, OMQ, flagged off the new bus facility for Banspani railway station at the Tata Steel Joda Central Organisation (JCO) premises on March 19, 2013.
Mr. R. R. Satpathy, Chief, Tata Steel, Joda, Mr. B. D. Mohanty, Chief, Processing, OMQ, Mr. Anurag Dixit, Chief, Khondbond Iron Mine (KIM), Mr. Saroj K Banerjee, Chief, Engineering Services, OMQ, senior officials, and office bearers of OMQ and FAMD division were present on the occasion.
The bus facility fulfilled the longstanding demand of Tata Steel employees, officers, and their families for a smooth ride on a daily basis from Joda to Banspani railway station and vice versa.
Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is an integral part of the daily management procedure. After receiving the Deming Grand Prize, the comprehensive spread and usage of SOPs is now an essential aspect of Tata Steel’s work culture.
Aligned to this spirit, the processing department of Joda East Iron Mine (JEIM) organised a SOP Mela on March 8, 2013. The employees and officers participated in the Mela. While 13 SOPs were revised, four new SOPs were introduced. The active participation of employees ensured that the SOPs are employee-friendly and practical.
Tata Steel’s Ferro Alloys Plant (FAP) located at Joda observed a safety week from March 4-11, 2013. The employees organised a rally displaying safety banners at the plant premises and stated the safety slogans.
Mr. B. D. Nanda, Head, FAP, Joda, inaugurated the safety week celebrations. Mr. Nanda highlighted the importance of personal safety and safety of others at workplace and home.
Safety awareness instructions were also imparted to the contract workers during the safety week observance.
The new community hall of the Recreation Club of Tata Steel’s Ferro Alloys Plant (FAP) at Joda was inaugurated on March 4, 2013. Expected to benefit the residents of FAP colony, the community hall can accommodate small gatherings of about 50 people. It can be used for organising activities for the housewives and children throughout the year. This initiative will help to improve the quality of life of the residents of FAP colony.
To promote sports among the school children in Joda area of Keonjhar district, Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) organised an Inter-School athletic meet at Joda.
More than 900 students from 52 schools of Joda Municipality, Bamebari and Khondbond took part in the five day long competition. Captain Manish Sinha, Head (Admn), OMQ, Joda inaugurated the competition.
Mr. Biranchi Narayan Mohanty, Project Director, District Rural Development Agency, Keonjhar, was the Chief Guest on the concluding day of the competition.
Mr. Dayakishore Khess, BDO, Joda Block, Mr. James Samad, Inspector- in- Charge, Bamebari Police Station, Mr. Anurag Dixit, Chief, Khondbond Iron Mine, and Mr. Sanjeev Mahaptra, Unit Head, TSRDS, were among the dignitaries present on the occasion. The children of Bichakundi Primary School also staged a play on protection of elephants and forests on the occasion.
Tata Steel aims to promote socio-economic development of the people living in and around Joda area in Keonjhar district of Odisha. The Company launched several developmental initiatives at Anseikala Gram Panchayat under Joda Block.
Mr. D. B. SundaraRamam, GM, OMQ, inaugurated three community centre buildings and two school buildings on March 9, 2013. The Community Centres are located at Sanabarbil, Panchananpur and Narayanpur. Similarly, school buildings constructed by Tata Steel at Nizamsai and Panchananpur were also inaugurated by Mr. Sundara Ramam on the occasion.
With a sharp focus on promoting safety, the 42nd National Safety Week was observed at Ferro Alloys Plant (FAP), Bamnipal on March 4, 2013. The programme commenced with the unfurling of the safety flag. Employees and officers took pledge to maintain safety measures during daily activities. Mr. G. P. Sahu, Head, FAP, Bamnipal, urged the employees to develop a positive attitude so that a culture of safety can be established at the work place and their respective homes.
To grace the 97th Birth Anniversary of Late Biju Patnaik, former Chief Minister of Odisha, Mr. Anand Sen, Vice President, TQM & KPO, Tata Steel, flagged off the Biju Patnaik mass race from forest park on March 5, 2013 at Bhubaneswar.
Mr. Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Mr. Ramesh Chandra Majhi, Hon’ble Minister for Sports & Youth Services, Dr. Prasanna Patsani, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Mr. Bijay Mohanty, MLA, Mr. Bhagirathi Badjena, MLA, Mr. Ashok Chandra Panda, MLA, and Mr. Ananta Narayan Jena, Mayor, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation were present on this occasion.
Since 2005, the Department of Sports & Youth Services, Govt. of Odisha, organises a Mini Marathon on the Birth Anniversary of Late Biju Patnaik. This year, too, the State Government organised the ‘Biju Patnaik Mini Marathon and Mass Race 2013’. While the Mini Marathon culminated at the Kalinga Stadium, the Mass Race was held at AG Square (near the State Secretariat). Approximately, 10,000 people, including 1900 professional runners participated in the event. Tata Steel was the exclusive corporate sponsor of the event.
Ms. Ashwini Nachappa, an Arjuna awardee, who has represented India in the Asian Games and World Championships and Mr. Premchand Degra, Padma Shri, and three times winner of the Mr. Universe title, joined the celebrations.
The 174th birth anniversary of Mr. Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata was celebrated with fervour as Founder's Day on March 3, 2013 at Joda, Sukinda, Kalinganagar, Gopalpur, Bamnipal, and Bhubaneswar among others.
At Kalinganagar, the birth anniversary of Mr. Jamsetji Nusserwanji was observed with a lot of enthusiasm. In the morning, the senior officials and members of Tata Steel Parivar paid floral tributes to the Founder. While in Bhubaneswar the birth anniversary of Mr. J.N. Tata was celebrated at the Chief Resident Executive (CRE) Office in Bhubaneswar. Mr. Sushanta Mishra, Chief Resident Executive and the employees of Tata Steel paid floral tribute to Mr. J.N. Tata as a sincere recognition of the exemplary genius that inspired him to dream, explore, and find means of translating a vision into reality.
Mr. A. K. Ojha, GM (Gopalpur Project), Mr. Anjan Sengupta, Head, Re-bar Mill, and other senior officials of Tata Steel paid rich tributes in a function organised at Berhampur office (Tata Steel) to grace the 174th birth anniversary of Mr. J. N. Tata. The Employees of Ferro Alloys Plant (FAP) led by Mr. G. P. Sahu, Head, FAP, Bamnipal, gathered before the Founder’s statue to pay homage. Mr. G. P. Sahu, Head FAP, Bamnipal, spoke about the contribution made by the Founder towards the development and growth of the people and nation.
Tata Steel’s Mines division at Joda celebrated the Founder’s Day with lots of enthusiasm. In the morning, a procession was organised that witnessed the participation of school students, teachers, and Tata Steel officials. Mr. R. R.Satpathy, Chief, Joda, was the Chief Guest at the functions held at the Joda East Iron Mine and Joda Central Organisation (JCO), offered floral tributes to the legendary founder. Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) also organised a Marathon to grace the occasion. Mr. Anurag Dixit, Chief, Khondbond Iron Mine (KIM) offered a rich tribute to the Founder at KIM. Mr. B D Nanda and Mr. Manikant Naik paid floral tributes at the functions organised at the Ferro Alloys Plant and Manganese Group of Mines respectively.
Similarly, at Sukinda Chromite Mine (SCM), tributes were paid to the Founder. The employees of SCM and students of Shrama Shakti Uchha Vidhyalaya, Shrama Shakti U P School, Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir, and Stewart School enthusiastically participated. Fruits were distributed to the patients at the SCM Hospital.
A delegation of Nippon Steel and Sumikin Stainless Steel visited Sukinda Chromite Mine (SCM) of Tata Steel on February 21, 2013. The delegation included Mr. Yosuke Sakai, General Manager, NSSC, Mr. Yuji Kobo, Group Manager, and Mr. Naohiro Okada from the Green Trading Corporation.
They were accompanied by Mr. Ashwani Kumar Lal, Head (Exports), Ferro Alloys & Minerals Division (FAMD).
They were presented a brief overview of Sukinda Chromite Mine by Mr. Simha Kiran and Mr. Utsav Kasyap at the office of the GM (Operations).
Subsequently, they were taken to the mine by Mr. Rajesh Patel, Chief (Mining). Various processes and initiatives taken by Tata Steel were explained to them.
Thereafter, they visited the Chrome Ore Beneficiation (COB) plant. Mr. Amit Ranjan, Head, COB Plant, explained about various circuits, equipments and processes to them.
The Ferro Manganese Plant Employees Union (FMPEU) of Tata Steel celebrated its golden jubilee at Joda with much pomp and show on February 8, 2013.
The programme was organised at the Employees Union office premises located at Tata Steel’s Joda Ferro Alloys Plant. In the beginning of the programme, rich floral tributes were paid to legendary J. N. Tata.
A number of programmes were organised throughout the day to mark the occasion. Mr. Kalakar Nayak (the first General Secretary, FMPEU) joined as the Chief Guest and unveiled a souvenir, published on this occasion.
Past office bearers of the Union, employees of Ferro Alloys Plant, and office bearers from JCO & JEIM Union also joined the celebrations. In the evening, S S Music of Bhubaneswar presented a cultural programme.
Jyoti Fellowship was awarded to students of Gopalpur area on February 19, 2013. One hundred and five students hailing from nineteen schools and three colleges located in Rangeilunda and Chhatrapur block received the fellowship. The fellowship is awarded by the Tribal Cultural Society (TCS) of Tata Steel to meritorious students belonging to scheduled caste and scheduled tribe community.
Mr. Amitab Thakur, DIG (Southern Division), joined as Chief Guest and awarded the fellowship to students in a function organised at the J N Tata Technical Education Centre, Gopalpur.
Mr. A. K. Ojha, GM, Gopalpur Project, Mr. Biren Ramesh Bhuta, Chief, Corporate Sustainability Services (CSS), Principal of NTTF, Mr. S. Ramachandran, Principal, J N Tata Technical Education Centre, Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Head, Urban Services, and Mr. R. K. Singh, Head, Rehabilitation & Resettlement, Gopalpur Project, were among the dignitaries present on this occasion. Senior officials of Tata Steel, members of Panchayatiraj Institutions (PRIs), and the local people were also present on this occasion.
Mass Wave Road show is a common platform for sharing knowledge & ideas and the continuous implementation of collective & research based ideas.
In the industrial sector, every department wants to renew its traditional work procedures to get maximum result with minimum effort.
It may be the installation of newer machineries, appointment of skilled man power, maintenance of old machineries or small architectural changes of the running machineries. It has a great importance for every department in terms of maximising the output.
Like previous years, the improvement group of Tata Steel in Joda OMQ Division organised a Mass Wave-7 Road Show. Simultaneously, Mass Wave-8 Road Show was launched at Valley Club, Joda, on February 23, 2013.
Mr. D. B. Sundara Ramam, GM (OMQ), inaugurated the event as Chief Guest. Mr. R. R. Satpathy, Chief, Joda, Mr. Anurag Dixit, Chief, Khondbond Iron Mine (KIM), Tata Steel, were among the dignitaries present on the occasion. Senior officials and office bearers of trade union joined the event.
The operations, processing, equipment, and maintenance department of Joda East Iron Mine, HR/IR, operations, processing, and equipment & maintenance department of Khondbond Iron Mine participated in the road show.
In the wave, 86 ideas were generated and out of which 47 ideas were accepted for implementation. Significantly, 37 ideas have already been implemented till the road show.
Subsequently, the nomination for Mass Wave#8 was declared, in which nine Mass leaders and nine senior facilitators were nominated from different departments.
The Corporate Ethics Counsellor, Mrs. Tripti Roy visited the Chrome Ore Beneficiation (COB) Plant of Sukinda Chromite Mine of Tata Steel on February 13, 2013.
Accompanied by Mr. S. K. Sathpathy, Senior Manager, Safety, Mrs. Roy interacted with the employees of the plant. She also apprised them about the values of Tata Steel and TOCC through a brief quiz session.
The employees were provided cards, bearing the phone numbers for reporting Tata Code of Conduct violations and were told about the benefits and ways of using it.
A training session was organised at the Vocational Training Centre (VTC) on the history of ethics in Tata Steel, its values and importance. Various case studies highlighting the do's and don’ts on ethical conduct were also discussed.
Good human relation is vital for the growth of any organisation. Tata Steel has all along maintained good relationships with its employees and other stakeholders.
The Company believes that its values and standards it sets are the foundation of its very existence. Tata Steel has always endeavored to create an ideal work environment driven by high standards & values i.e. Trusteeship, Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Credibility, and Excellence.
Tata Steel found greater momentum to the process through the system of joint consultations between the management and the employees’ union by adopting these standards of values.
This is a continuous process since years in Tata Steel where, every six months, the management & employees sit together on “Joint Council Day” and discusses their issues aiming to create a good work environment.
The half yearly JDC meeting was organised at Tata Steel Joda East Iron Mine Equipment Section on February 14, 2013 in which Joda East Iron Mine, Joda Central Organisation & Khandbond Iron Mine participated.
Mr. D. B. Sundara Ramam, GM (OMQ), joined as the Chief Guest in the function and formally inaugurated the programme. Senior officials of Tata Steel along with the representatives of the Union were present on this occasion.
While several issues were discussed, the management assured to solve some of these issues. The Chief Guest also distributed prizes to some employees on this occasion. More than 500 employees participated in the function.