INDIACSR News Network
JAMSHEDPUR: Tata Steel had organized a workshop on “Rain Water Harvesting” at United Club today. A large number of Company employees participated in the programme from Mines & Collieries and other sister companies such as Tata Motors, Tata Growth Shop, Tata Blue Scope, Tubes Division, JUSCO etc.
The workshop was inaugurated by Mr Anand Sen, Vice President, TQM & Shared Services, Tata Steel, and a booklet was launched on Rain Water Harvesting (RWH). In his opening remarks, he mentioned the importance of rain water harvesting in today’s scenario. Rain is one of the chief sources of fresh water. Despite Jharkhand receiving an annual average rainfall of about 1400 mm, problems such as shortage of water still persists at many locations. Mr Sen emphasized on the need to start thinking on harvesting the fresh water received from rainfall and conserve it using various techniques. He encouraged all to participate in this brain storming session and generate new ideas for the good of all.
The workshop was organised by Environment Department of Tata Steel under guidance of Chief Environment, Tata Steel, Mr G Udaya Bhaskar. The main speaker of the workshop was Mr K R Gopinath, Chairman KRG Rain Water Foundation, Chennai, who shared the best practices adopted by various industries not only in this part of India but also in other states as well. Mr Gopinath, who has extensively worked at Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat has been awarded with the prestigious Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award for his outstanding services, achievements and contributions in this sector.
The other distinguished speakers include Mr Saroj Banerjee, Chief-Engineering Services Noamundi, who presented a case study on successful implementation of Rain Water Harvesting at Iron Ore Mines of Tata Steel; Mr Prashant Kumar, Divisional Manager–Environment also presented a case study on implementation of Rain Water Harvesting at Tata Motors. Ms Kumud Lata of Engineering and Projects Tata Steel, and Mr Pranay Sinha, Dy GM JUSCO also shared the case study of rain water harvesting in respective area and future plans for the implementation.