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6 agri-scientists, around 600 farmers attended the meet. This interactive session aimed at disseminating latest technical know-how on farming to farmers, enhancing their knowledge about crop techniques to help them increase agriculture productivity through training sessions.

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BEHRAMPUR (Odisha): The second edition of an agricultural interactive session ‘Baarta – The Agricultural Meet’ organized by Tata Steel at UCP Engineering School ground here kick started today on a promising note with participation of more than 600 local farmers and 6 experts from the field.

CSR of Tata Steel and AgricultureThe two day meet was inaugurated by Pervez Akhtar, Chief, Project Gopalpur, Tata Steel, in the presence of S N Dhara, Principal, UCP Engineering School, Berhampur; Dr Ambika Nanda, Head, CSR, Odisha and Debdoot Mohanty, Head, CSR, Jharkhand. Satya Narayan Nanda, Sr. Manager, CSR, Project Gopalpur presided over the meeting.

6 agriculture and allied scientists from reputed institutes shared best practices and insights on various agricultural aspects such as quality seeds, productivity, better use of inputs, economical food processing units, pulses production, etc. with farmers in three groups.

Among others present on this occasion were R K Singh, Head, R&R and Adminstration, Project Gopalpur, Sisir Tarafdar, Unit Head, TSRDS, Kalinganagar along with other officials of Tata Steel and Tata Steel Rural Development Society.

Reaffirming Tata Steel’s commitment towards improving lives and livelihoods of people around its operations, Pervez Akhtar said, “After last year’s success, we realized that this interaction provided a good platform for the farmers to interact with the agriculture scientists. We intend to make this event bigger and bigger every year.”

On the occasion, Debdoot Mohanty said, “This session will address agriculture related queries of the farmers thereby helping them to increase their productivity.” The inaugural event was followed by colourful cultural performances by local artists.

Established in 1907 as Asia’s first integrated private sector steel company, Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of nearly 30 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA). It is now the world’s second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Tata Steel Group, with a turnover of US$ 22.32 billion in FY`15, has over 80,000 employees across five continents and is a Fortune 500 Company.

The Group’s vision is to be the world’s steel industry benchmark in “Value Creation” and “Corporate Citizenship” through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and overall conduct. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency. In 2008, Tata Steel India became the first integrated steel plant in the world, outside Japan, to be awarded the Deming Application Prize 2008 for excellence in Total Quality Management. In 2012, Tata Steel became the first integrated steel company in the world, outside Japan, to win the Deming Grand Prize 2012 instituted by the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers.

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