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Tata Chemicals organises “Walk for Peace and Harmony” in Mithapur

To pay homage to Gujarat’s Bomb blast victims.

Tata Chemicals Limited has organised a run-cum-walk for peace and harmony to express their condolence for the Gujarat’s bomb blasts victims. This run will take place in Mithapur on August 15th 2008. All the residents of Mithapur are going to be a part of this noble cause.

The Run is being organized as part of series of activities to pay homage to the blast victims. The Run will start at 7.00 am from three locations viz. Mithapur Beach, Housing Flats and Hostel Complex. The Peace Walk will conclude at Zhanda Chowk, where all children will be received by the spectators followed by flag hoisting. Approximately 800 children are expected to be a part of this run.

Prior to the run for Peace and Harmony, a drawing competition for children was also organized on August 11th 2008 at various schools in Mithapur. The participating schools for this competition were KPS, MHS, Nutun Balshikshan and Gujarati Shala. The topic for the same was “Terror of Terrorism”. The winners of the competition will also be announced on August 15th after the walk. The prize distribution will be organized at Sea Beach. Besides this all drawings made by the participating children will be exhibited on 15th August at the function.

On the occasion Mr. M Jacob, VP Manufacturing, Tata Chemicals Limited commented, “TATA Chemicals has taken the initiative to run a series of events on the occasion of “Independence Day”, our aim is to spread the message of Peace and Harmony. Students are the backbone of a country hence it is very essential for them to imbibe these qualities of Peace and Harmony.“

About Tata Chemicals Limited
Established in 1939 at Mithapur, and part of the US$ 28.8 B Tata Group, Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL) today is the second largest producer of Soda Ash in the world with manufacturing facilities across four continents. TCL is the pioneer and market leader in the branded, iodised salt segment. TCL is also India’s leading manufacturers of urea and phosphatic fertilisers. Its urea plant at Babrala is the country’s most energy efficient fertiliser unit and produces 12% of the country’s urea output in the private sector. Phosphatic fertilisers are manufactured at its plant in Haldia.

The acquisition of an equal partnership in Indo Maroc Phosphore S.A. (IMACID) along with Chambal Fertilisers and the global phosphate major, OCP of Morocco in the year 2005 was the first step that TCL took towards internationalization. In early 2006, TCL completed the acquisition of the UK based Brunner Mond Group (BM). In 2007, TCL entered in to a 50:50 joint venture with Total Produce, Ireland, the third largest fruits and vegetable distribution company in the world and Europe’s largest and most accomplished fresh produce provider, to set up a fruits and vegetables distribution business in India. TCL also plans to leverage its expertise in Chemistry & Agriculture, together with its in-house research capabilities in biology and crop genomics to develop a significant presence in Bio fuels space. The TCL Innovation Centre was created in mid 2004 to develop world-class R&D capability in the emerging areas of nanotechnology and biotechnology.

In early 2008 TCL successfully completed the acquisition of General Chemical Industrial Products, (GCIP).General Chemical's subsidiary, General Chemical (Soda Ash) Partners (GCSAP), is one of the largest Soda Ash producers in the USA with a capacity of 2.5 million TPA of natural Soda Ash. The Company’s mining and manufacturing facilities located at Green River Basin in Wyoming, USA, are assets of a very high quality, providing access to some of the world’s largest and most economically recoverable trona ore deposits that are then converted to Soda Ash. The acquisition of GCIP takes TCL’s global Soda Ash capacity to around 5.5 Million Tonnes per annum.

Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL) set up the Tata Chemicals Society for Rural Development (TCSRD) in 1980 to promote its social objectives for the communities in and around Mithapur, where its facility is located. This service was further extended to the communities in and around its Babrala and Haldia facilities.