Jamshedpur 6th Oct 2021: Tata Steel’s Noamundi Iron Mine in Jharkhand has been awarded the prestigious Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) Vedanta Sesa Goa Mining Innovation Award for the year 2020-21 for its exemplary efforts in the field of innovation in mining.
Rahul Kishore, Head (Mining Operations), Katamati Iron Mine, Tata Steel, received the award on behalf of Tata Steel from Alok Tandon, Secretary of Mines, Government of India, during the 55th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of FIMI at New Delhi on September 29, 2021.
Expressing happiness on receiving the award, DB Sundar Ramam, Vice President (Raw Materials), Tata Steel, said: “We are honored to receive this award for our efforts towards innovation in mining practices. We continuously invest in process efficiency and state-of-the-art technology with a relentless focus on innovation. Our focus on innovation and research reinforces our drive to improve operational efficiency, resource optimization, and sustainability. Together with our stakeholders, we are building a sustainable enterprise that can stand the test of time.”
Noamundi Iron Mine is a five-star rated mine certified by the Ministry of Mines. The mine is accredited with ISO 9001 (QMS), ISO 14001 (EMS), and ISO 45001 (OHSAS) certifications.
Besides this, the Mining Innovation Award is designed to recognize and honor individual miners for their exemplary efforts in the field of innovation in mining.
In the overall scheme of evaluation, significant importance is given to aspects like innovation approach in mining towards technology, environment, social, competencies, training and skill development, etc.
It was on the basis of desktop evaluation and presentation, following the decision of the Jury Committee for FIMI Awards 2020-21, that Noamundi Iron Mine was selected for the Mining Innovation Award for the year 2020-21.