Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 25:
Tata Steel’s Sukinda Chromite Mine in Odisha has bagged the National Safety Award under the “Longest Accident Free Period” (LAFP) in terms of man shifts worked during three consecutive years ending with the contest year-2012” for Metal Mines – Mechanised Opencast category.
The mine was selected for the award by the National Safety Award (Mines) Committee, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India.
Rajesh Patel, Chief (Mining), Sukinda Chromite Mine, Tata Steel and Gouranga Das, General Secretary, Sukinda Chromite Mine Workers’ Union, Tata Steel received the award from the President of India, Pranab Mukherjeat a function organized at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 20th Mach, 2015.
To promote a competitive spirit among mine operators for improving safety standards in mines and give due recognition to outstanding safety performance at National level, the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India, instituted the National Safety Awards (Mines) Committee in the year 1983.
Earlier, Sukinda Chromite Mine of Tata Steel had received the prestigious 15th Annual Greentech Environment Award-2015 in gold and silver category of Metal & Mining sector given at Kolkata on 28th January, 2015 for demonstrating highest level of commitment to environment management and best practices. It was also awarded for its exemplary work under Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR).