Joda: Tata Steel inaugurated the state-of-the-art Rain Water Harvesting(RWH) Project Phase-II at Joda on December 20, 2018. Mr T V Narendran, CEO & MD, Tata Steel inaugurated the RWH Phase-II in the presence of Mr Arun Misra, Vice President (Raw Materials), Tata Steel, Mr Suresh Dutt Tripathi, Vice President (Human Resources Management), Tata Steel and other senior officials of Tata Steel.
The RWH Project Phase-II spreads across 3.5 acres and encompasses various features like yoga corner, exercise area, children’s play area, gym area, walking track, butterfly park, artificial hill, colourful floating fountains and lush green lawns. The water holding capacity of Storage cum Percolation Pond (SCP) of this RWH is 29,000KL. This project is the extension to the existing RWH Phase-I having SCP of 23000 KL. The RWH is one of the new green initiatives for the people of Joda, in addition to the existing parks like Sir Dorabji Botanical Park, Medicinal Park, Centenary Park and parks for children.
In the recent years, rainwater harvesting has emerged as one of the most sustainable ways to conserve rainwater that otherwise gets wasted by getting drained off. Installation of rainwater harvesting structure helps in channelising precious rainwater to percolate down and replenish underground water table. As part of its commitment to environmental sustainability, Tata Steel has always given special emphasis to create such rain water harvesting structures in all its mining operations.