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Tata Steel and CSIR-CBRI partner for sustainable mining solutions

By Goutam

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Social Samvad/Jamshedpur: Tata Steel and Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), a constituent establishment of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), have signed an MOU to collaborate on research, academic growth, and sustainable solutions in mining.

The MOU was signed by D B Sundara Ramam, Vice President Raw Materials, Tata Steel and Prof. R. Pradeep Kumar, Director CBRI in Jamshedpur in the presence of S. K. Negi, Chief Scientist CBRI, Dr Ajay Chourasia, Chief Scientist CBRI, Ashish Pippal, Scientist, CBRI, Atul Kumar Bhatnagar, General Manager Ore, Mines & Quarries, Tata Steel and other senior officials from Tata Steel and CBRI.

Talking about the development, D B Sundara Ramam said: “The collaboration with CBRI is a significant step towards our commitment to sustainable mining practices. We are excited to work with their experts to drive innovation and find new ways to ensure the wellbeing of communities in the areas we operate. The MOU will pave the way for innovative and scientific research in mining.”

Under the agreement, CBRI will provide scientific inputs to Tata Steel on slope stability analysis and control measures in mining areas, as well as affordable and sustainable green housing technologies for the rehabilitation and resettlement of families in mining areas. Additionally, the partnership will include technical training and workshops on geotechnical understanding and other scientific areas related to mining.

CBRI, located in Roorkee, Uttarakhand, is responsible for generating, cultivating, and promoting building science and technology in India as a constituent establishment of CSIR.