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'Salt of the Earth: The Story of Tata Chemicals' releases in Pune

R Nanda, chief human resources officer, TCL; PK Ghose, ED & CFO, TCL; Dr Arup Basu, president, New Businesses & Innovation Centre and Philip Chacko, co-author of the book Salt Of The Earth at the TCL book launch Salt of the Earth: The Story of Tata Chemicals.

Pune: Tata Chemicals (TCL), India's top chemicals enterprise and a leading producer of fertilisers, food products and food additives, today unveiled Salt of the Earth: The Story of Tata Chemicals, a chronicle of the company's 75 years of existence and the people who shaped it. The book was released at an event in Pune by PK Ghose, executive director and CFO, TCL, and authors of the book, Philip Chacko and Christabelle Noronha on January 23, 2015 which marks the 75th anniversary of the company. The book brings alive the journey of TCL and enlightens readers about the numerous trials, tribulations, hopes and triumphs the company has endured and experienced.

Commenting on the book, Mr Ghose remarked, "Today marks a red letter day in the journey of Tata Chemicals. The company is a leader in thought innovation, reaching newer heights and remaining a relevant, constantly evolving brand in the Indian market. Today, Tata Chemicals represents the dream of 'Make in India' where innovation and technology are merged together to advance in terms of sectorial growth. I would like to extend my gratitude to the authors for beautifully capturing our 75 years of colourful history so beautifully in the book."

Established in 1939 in Mithapur, Gujarat, TCL has grown from strength to strength, rising to become a global leader in soda ash production with a presence in four continents. The company, today, has established itself as a major player in fertilisers, branded food products and food additive. The book stands testimonial to the incredible journey of TCL, and the many obstacles faced and milestones achieved by the company in the last seven decades.

The corporate autobiography was unveiled in Gandhinagar by the Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on November 26, 2014, and was also very well received in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore post its launch in the respective cities.