Tata Steel Kalinganagar plant in Odisha today claimed to have generated direct and indirect employment opportunities for over 17,000 persons.
Tata Steel is setting up a 6 MTPA capacity integrated steel plant in two phases of 3 MTPA each at Kalinganagar in Jajpur district, a company release said.
The first phase of 3 MTPA was dedicated to the state in November, 2015.
The plant, which commenced commercial production in May this year, has generated direct employment opportunities for nearly 3,600 persons and indirect employment opportunities for over 14,200 persons, a company release said.
This is considered significant at a time when most of the industries in Kalinganagar area have become sick and are laying off workers and labourers, it said.
Around 48.53 per cent of the total employees are engaged directly by Tata Steel and 74.31 per cent are of contractors’ work force working for the plant, it said.
Stating that Tata Steel has been adhering to the conditions of the MoU of the industries department in all its recruitment initiatives, the release said the terms and conditions laid down in the MoU are strictly followed and first preference is given to local people in recruitments.
Tata Steel, which always strives for the development of local people, is also promoting employability training of the local youths of Kalinganagar.
Vocational skill development training are being provided through Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS), the release added.