Monday, September 20, 2021

Tata Steel reiterates its commitment to biological diversity

A new rain water harvesting pond was inaugurated followed by ground breaking of the rejuvenation of existing water bodies  at CRM Bara complex

Jamshedpur: As part of its commitment to biological diversity, Tata Steel inaugurated the new rain water harvesting pond followed by ground breaking of the rejuvenation of existing water bodies at CRM Bara complex today.

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 Chaudhary said: “We are committed to the conservation, enhancement and restoration of the biodiversity in all our areas of operation. The rejuvenation project reaffirms our strategic commitment to improve water sustainability and biodiversity of the region.”

Sharing his views on the project, Sudhansu Pathak said: “As part of our eco-friendly initiative and our commitment to long term water sustainability, it was envisaged to rejuvenate a dying water body and restore the same. Accordingly, the ancient water bodies have once again been restored to its pristine glory, thereby, enhancing the local biodiversity.”

Peeyush Gupta congratulated the team for taking up a project that will help in conserving biodiversity and will add to the flora and fauna of the region.

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The CRM Bara rejuvenation project that got completed in 2020-21 resulted in the creation of a larger rainwater harvesting facility, improvement in water table of local area and increase in biological diversity. The total water storage capacity with the inauguration of the new rain water harvesting pond now becomes approximately 95000- cubic meters. So far, around 20-acres of existing water bodies area has been developed into rain water harvesting ponds and green belts. The proposal is to rejuvenate another 15-acres of existing water bodies into new rain water harvesting ponds at CRM Bara complex.

Tata Steel is the first corporate in India to launch its Biodiversity Policy in 2016. The policy provides guidelines for including biodiversity in every strategic and operational decision making. Tata Steel is striving towards building a sustainable tomorrow that respect all forms of life.

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