Tata Steel is expanding its iron ore programme in Joda for which Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid the foundation stone of a beneficiation plant at Joda East Iron Mine (JEIM).
“Raw Materials are essential for manufacturing steel. This beneficiation plant at Joda East Iron Mine will prove to be a strategic addition to meet our expansion target in the months to come,” said D B Sundara Ramam, Vice President, Raw Materials, Tata Steel.
JEIM is operational since 1956 and the entire iron ore produced from the mine is fed to the company’s own steel plants along with its sister companies and subsidiaries at Jamshedpur (East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand), Kalinganagar (Jajpur District of Odisha), Meramandali (Dhenkanal District of Odisha) & Tata Steel Long Products Gamharia (Seraikela-Kharsawan District of Jharkhand).
The expansion project will result in growth of the surrounding areas by increasing direct and indirect employment opportunities in the region including ancillary development and supporting infrastructure, Tata Steel said in a statement.
The project will further add to their social and economic growth in terms of indirect income generation opportunities.
CSR activities being run by Tata Steel will continue further in and around Joda in various sectors which include education, healthcare, sustainable livelihood, water and sanitation, rural infrastructure development, sports and empowerment, it added.