Jamshedpur, 11 Dec: Tata Steel has bagged 26 prizes at the 60th Annual Metal Mine Safety Week 2022 Competition held under the auspices of Directorate General of Mine Safety (DGMS), Chaibasa region at the Cave mine of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) on Sunday.

A total of 160 prizes in various categories were awarded to various mining companies on this occasion.

Joda East Iron Mine was declared the winner of Overall Performance in the A-1 category, while Noamundi Iron Mine bagged Runner-up in the same category.

Tata Steel became the winner in the Stall Exhibition category.

In addition, Noamundi Iron Mine won in the Publicity & Propaganda category in group A-1 while Joda East Iron Mine was declared as Runner-up in the same category and group.

Similarly, the Khondbond and Katamati Iron mines won two prizes each while the mines of the Ferro Alloy Minerals Division (FAMD) bagged seven prizes on the occasion.

Mine Safety Week is observed annually in all counties across the country to promote safe working practices in mines, significantly reduce accidents in mines and motivate mine owners & employees for a zero hazard culture.

The function was inaugurated by Main Guest Prabhat Kumar, Director General, DGMS in the presence of Altaf Husain Ansari, Director of Mining Safety, Chaibasa region; DB Sundara Ramam, Vice President (Raw Materials), Tata Steel; Bipin Kumar Giri, Chief General Manager (Mines), Ore Cave Mine, SAIL; Joydeep Dasgupta, Executive Director (Mines), JGOM, BSL, SAIL; Atanu Bhowmick, Director(I/c), RSP, SAIL; Amarendu Prakash, Director (I/c), BSL, SAIL and Ujjwal Tah, Dy. Director General of Mining Safety, EZ, Sitarampur.

Officials inspected stalls set up by mining companies such as Tata Steel, SAIL, Jindal Steel & Power, Odisha Mining Corporation and vendor partners where best safety practices and safety equipment were displayed.

The cultural program presented by the dance troupe amazed the audience.

Among those present at the occasion were Saroj Kumar Banerjee, Chief, Joda East Iron Mine, Tata Steel; GV Satyanarayana, Head, Khondbond Iron Mine, Tata Steel; Shirish Shekhar, Head, Noamundi Iron Mine, Tata Steel, Awnish Kumar, Head, FAMD, Tata Steel; DGMS Directors and Deputy Directors, safety board members, union representatives, General Managers, Agents & Managers, officers, labor inspectors and workers from various mining companies.

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