Tata Steel Shines: Five-Star Honors in Coal Mining Excellence

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Tata Steel clinches Five Star Rating Awards for its superior coal mining performance. Recognized for exceptional operations, their underground mines in Jharia and opencast mines in West Bokaro consistently achieved five stars in the Annual Rating of Coal Mines in India for 2019-20, 2020-21, and 2021-22.


Tata Steel's remarkable expertise in coal mining garnered prestigious accolades as the company's underground coal mines in Jharia and opencast mines in West Bokaro were honored with Five Star Rating Awards. The recognition ceremony took place at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, on December 20, 2023, during the Star Rating Award Ceremony 2023. Esteemed awards were bestowed by Shri Pralhad Joshi, Hon'ble Minister of Coal, Mines, and Parliamentary Affairs, lauding Tata Steel's exceptional performance in the sector.

Sanjay Rajoria, the General Manager of Jharia Division at Tata Steel, along with other senior officials, proudly accepted the awards, signifying the company's consistent commitment to excellence. The distinguished accolades highlighted Tata Steel's unwavering dedication and exemplary operational efficiency across its mining endeavors.

In the underground mining domain, Sijua Colliery secured the top position for three consecutive assessment years within the Jharia Division, while Jamadoba Colliery bagged the second prize for the year 2020-21. Additionally, Digwadih Colliery claimed the first prize for 2019-20, and Bhelatand Amalgamated Colliery clinched the 2nd and 3rd positions for the years 2020-21 and 2021-22 respectively. In the opencast mining segment, Quarry AB coal mine from West Bokaro Division secured the top spot for the year 2021-22.

Expressing delight at the commendations, D B Sundara Ramam, Vice President, Raw Materials, Tata Steel, emphasized, "These coveted awards affirm Tata Steel's dedication to excellence and outstanding performance in our coal mining operations."

The star ratings, ranging from Five Star to No Star, evaluate mines holistically across categories like Underground Mines (UG), Opencast Mines (OC), and Mixed Mines. Each parameter is rigorously assessed, and the total points scored are calculated. Mines scoring between 91% and 100% receive the coveted five-star rating.

The Star Rating Award has emerged as a driving force, fostering excellence and accountability within the coal mining sector. It symbolizes collective dedication towards continuous improvement, enhanced efficiency, and strict adherence to safety and environmental standards, shaping a sustainable future.


Tata Steel's consistent attainment of Five Star Rating Awards underscores its remarkable prowess and unwavering commitment to excellence in coal mining operations. These accolades not only reflect superior performance but also highlight the company's dedication to fostering a sustainable and responsible approach within the sector.

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