Tata Steel and the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), a constituent of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on research, academic growth, and sustainable solutions in mining. The MoU was signed by D B Sundara Ramam, VP of Raw Materials at Tata Steel, and Prof. R. Pradeep Kumar, Director of CBRI.
As part of the agreement, CBRI will provide scientific expertise 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.
The partnership will also include technical training and workshops on geotechnical understanding and other scientific areas related to mining.
Sundara Ramam expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, saying "The partnership 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."