Tensa (Odisha): TRB Iron Ore Mines of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) in Tensa of Sundergarh district has been honoured with prestigious Kalinga Safety Excellence Award-2019 in Gold category for exemplary efforts in maintaining best safety practices. The award was conferred at the Odisha State Safety Conclave-2020 held in Bhubaneswar.

TRB Mines vice president and unit head Pramod Kumar Patra received the award on behalf of JSPL from Odisha State Assembly speaker Surya Narayan Patro, in presence of revenue & disaster management principal secretary Bishnupada Sethi and other dignitaries.

Congratulating the entire team of Tensa unit Patra said, “Safety always a precondition at JSPL’s workplaces. To be ranked among the safest mines in the State is remarkable. This award is a testament to the dedication of our team, and I thank them for the outstanding job they have done.”

It takes real commitment from all of our employees to make our workplace a safe environment, he stated.

TRB iron ore mines has for third consecutive year bagged this Kalinga Safety Award while in October 2020 it had won the prestigious Bala Gulshan Tandon FIMI Excellence Award for its efforts to ensure ecological balance through sustainable mining in the Tensa valley.

In 2017, TRB mines became the first mines in India to receive TPM Excellence Award, for successful implementation of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) systems and process including  innovation, value creation, respect for the environment and people, operational excellence, accountability and flexibility in adaption to volatile, economic and social changes.