Bhubaneswar: The OMQ (Ore, Mines & Quarries) Division and Ferro Alloys & Mineral Division (Famd) of Tata Steel have been honoured with the Aqua Foundation’s Excellence Award 2017 under the category of sustainable development in the Mining Sector.

The award was presented at a ceremony held during an international conference, XI World Aqua Congress 2017 at New Delhi recently.

The “Aqua Excellence Awards” are the highest awards given by Aqua Foundation to its members, stakeholders and contributors in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the field of water, environment, energy, earth sciences, atmospheric sciences, planetary sciences, pollution control and sustainability solutions, it said.

Aqua Foundation honours, in each World Aqua Congress, individual / nominees of corporate members who have made a mark in their respective fields of expertise or have made a significant contribution towards Humanity.

Tata Steel was nominated for the award for constantly complying with all regulations and mining laws in the country.

With adoption of best practices, modern technologies and innovation to ensure in mining activities, the Company has been causing minimum environmental impact while contributing to social development in neighbouring communities, it said.