Tata Steel Jamshedpur Inaugurates Rainwater Harvesting Pond At CRM Bara

Jamshedpur 27th August 2021: As part of its commitment to biological diversity, Tata Steel today inaugurated the new rainwater harvesting pond at CRM Bara Complex and subsequently laid the foundation stone for the rejuvenation of existing water bodies.

The occasion was graced by Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel, Sudhansu Pathak, Vice President, Steel Manufacturing, Tata Steel, Peeyush Gupta, Vice President, Supply Chain, Tata Steel, Rituraj Sinha, Chief Corporate Administration, Tata Steel, Rajiv Kumar, Chief Town Infrastructure and Logistics, Tata Steel, Tarun Daga, Managing Director, Tata Steel Utilities and Infrastructure Services Limited (TSUISL) in the presence of Tata Steel and TSUISL officials.

Addressing the gathering, Chanakya Choudhary said: “We are committed to the conservation, enhancement, and restoration of biodiversity in all areas of our operations. The rejuvenation project reaffirms our strategic commitment to improving the water sustainability and biodiversity of the region. “

Sharing his thoughts on the project, Sudhanshu Pathak said: “As part of our eco-friendly initiative and our commitment to sustainable water sustainability, it envisages to rejuvenate a dying water body and restore the same was done. Accordingly, the ancient water bodies have been restored to their pristine glory once again, increasing the local biodiversity.”

Piyush Gupta congratulated the team for starting a project that would help in the conservation of biodiversity and connect the flora and fauna of the region.

The CRM Bara rejuvenation project, which was completed in 2020-21, resulted in the construction of a large rainwater harvesting facility, improving the water level of the local area and increasing the biological diversity. 

With the opening of the new rainwater harvesting pond, the total water storage capacity has now increased to around 95000- Cubic Meters. 

So far, about 20 acres of existing water bodies have been developed as rainwater harvesting ponds and green belts. 

It is proposed to rejuvenate the existing water bodies of 15 acres into new rainwater harvesting ponds in the CRM Bada campus.

Tata Steel is the first company in India to launch its Biodiversity Policy in 2016. 

The policy provides guidelines for including biodiversity in every strategic and operational decision-making. 

Nonetheless, Tata Steel strives towards building a sustainable tomorrow that respects all forms of life.

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