The Pioneer reported that the Indian Bureau of Mines Bhubaneswar Chapter has felicitated the JSW Steel with several prestigious awards in multiple categories for promoting sustainability at Odisha mines. JSW Narayanposhi mines bagged an award in reclamation and rehabilitation category while Jajang iron ore mine received awards for publicity and propaganda linked to sustainability initiatives. JSW team received awards on the concluding day of 23rd Mines Environment & Mineral Conservation Week observed from May 23 to May 28 under the aegis of IBM Bhubaneswar region.Through the event, recognition was conferred on the participating mines in all aspects of managing environment and sustainability including afforestation, waste management, top soil management and reclamation, etc.Representatives from about 80 mines in Odisha along with top Government dignitaries participated. Leading metal and mining companies in Odisha, such as JSW, Nalco, Tata Steel, Hindalco etc, put up stalls at the venue, showcasing their initiatives linked to sustainable scientific mining. The stalls were inaugurated by the Chief Controller of Mines.JSW Steel Odisha is fast tracking transporting of ore through slurry pipelines from mines to processing plants, to reduce climactic impact. As preparatory, the leading steel producer has conducted environmental monitoring studies covering all environmental parameters such as air, water, soil, noise and fugitive dust, through recognized laboratories of NABL, Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change. To meet climate targets of India, the JSW Steel has installed 14 Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations, four at Nuagaon, four at Jajang, three at Gonua Iron Ore Mine and three more at Narayanposhi Mines for recording of ambient air quality parameters such as PM10, PM2.5, SO2, NOx and CO on real time basis.