Tata Steel Foundation facilitates access to safe drinking water facilities
Joda, December 14, 2021: With an objective to provide safe drinking water facilities to communities in and around Malda & Guali gram panchayats, Tata Steel Foundation (TSF) is setting up six deep borewells in the region.
People in the area have been facing water issues since a long time. Most of time people have to travel long distance to get water from nearby water bodies or they had to wait till evening to get tank water which usually reaches in evening.
As part of the initiative, Tata Steel Foundation is setting up six deep borewells in the region for drinking water purposes out of which four deep borewells are ready and the installation of the remaining two deep borewells in ongoing. The deep borewell installation is taking place at six places in Kalmang & Gandhalpada villages under Malda & Guali gram panchayat. These six borewells will benefit approximately 325 households in the area.
Apart from this, Tata Steel Foundation is also installing solar lights in the region so that the villagers can get water from these deep borewells during night.
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Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 33 million tonnes per annum. It is one of the world's most geographically diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $21.06 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2021.
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Tata Steel has been a part of the DJSI Emerging Markets Index since 2012 and has been consistently ranked amongst top 5 steel companies in the DJSI Corporate Sustainability Assessment since 2016. Besides being a member of ResponsibleSteelTM and worldsteel’s Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has won several awards and recognitions including the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse recognition for its Jamshedpur, Kalinganagar and IJmuiden Plants, and Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17. The Company, ranked as India’s most valuable Metals & Mining brand by Brand Finance, featured amongst CII Top 25 innovative Indian Companies in 2020, received rating of ‘A-‘ (leadership band) from CDP for its Climate Change disclosure and Supply Chain disclosure, Steel Sustainability Champion 2020 recognition from worldsteel, ‘Most Ethical Company’ award 2021 from Ethisphere Institute, Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award (2020) from CNBC TV-18, and Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting FY20 from ICAI, among several others.