Bhubaneswar: Tata Steel Mining Limited (TSML), formerly known as TS Alloys Ltd, on Monday commenced operations at its Sukinda Chromite Mine in Odisha’s Jajpur district.
The groundbreaking ceremony to kick start the mining operations at Sukinda was attended by M C Thomas, TSML Managing Director along with Sushanta Mishra, Senior General Manager (Mining), and senior officials of TSML and Dhanshar Engineering & Co. Pvt Ltd (DECO), the Mine Developer and Operator (MDO) for the mine.
Speaking on the occasion, M C Thomas said, “It is a significant milestone for Tata Steel Mining and the first step in our journey of commercial mining. As a responsible corporate, Tata Steel Mining is committed to sustainable mining practices and excellence in governance while treating all its stakeholders as partners in long term value creation.”
The three chromite mines of Tata Steel Mining Limited namely, Sukinda Chromite Mine, Saruabil Chromite Mine & Kamarda Chromite Mine constitute the first commercial leases to be converted into mining leases, across India, among leases expired on Mar 31, 2020 and auctioned.
The leases are granted for a period of 50 years.