Bhubaneswar: Tata Steel’s Joda East Iron Mine (JEIM)  has bagged the prestigious Golden Peacock Innovation Management Award for the year 2017 for driving innovation in mines.

The chief of Tata Steel’s Joda mines, Debashis Jena, received the award at Institute of Directors India’s 2nd Global Convention, held at Singapore recently.

Tata Steel general manager(Ore Mines & Quarries) Pankaj Satija said, “We make every attempt to adopt best practices, modern technologies and innovation to ensure that our mining activities are efficient and sustainable having a positive impact on the triple bottom line.”

JEIM, rated as five star category mines by the government of Inida for doing sustainable mining ,   is one of the fully mechanised captive iron mines of Tata Steel. Some of the innovations implemented in JEIM include digitisation in excavation of iron ore, use of iron waste for sustainable mining.