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History of Tata Steel
Dorabji Tata
Sir Dorabji Tata


» History – Tata Steel
» The birth of a pioneer
» In search of steel
» The long journey
» In Search of Success
» Light at the end of the tunnel
» The spirit stays on
» The steel saga
» Going on stream
» On track
» Hard times
» Towards self-sufficiency
» An era of growth
» More than a family
» Making men of steel
» Ahead of times
» Sakchi - a dream come true
» A model town
» The many faces of care
» A social conscience

Towards self-sufficiency

In order to make India self sufficient in raw materials, a team of enterprising geologists was sent out to scour the surrounding hills for prospective sources. The area was found to be rich in deposits of iron ore, coking coal, limestone, dolomite, manganese, etc. The Steel Company obtained its first colliery in 1910, adding six more in course of time. Several mines were spread over the states of Bihar, Orissa and Karnataka. The Tatas soon became the first to own a fully mechanised iron ore mine in India at Noamundi. The Coal Beneficiation Plant at West Bokaro undertook beneficiation of low-grade coals, thus helping in the conservation of the fast dwindling resources of high quality coals. The collieries, the mines and the quarries- together furnish the bulk of the raw material requirements of the plant.

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