Tata Chemicals Limited's facilities have been awarded much-coveted CII National award for Excellence in Water Management 2008 at a recently held award function at Hyderabad. Shir Ponnala Lakshmaiah, Hon'ble Minister for Major Irrigation and Medium Irrigation, Andhra Pradesh Government, presented the awards. Two of TCL's facilities namely Mithapur and Babrala won "Excellent Water Efficient unit - Beyond Fence" and "Excellent Water Efficient Unit - Within the fence" respectively. In addition to this Tata Chemicals also bagged award for 'Most Useful Presentation' at the function.
The "National Award for Excellence in Water Management" is organized by CII - Godrej GBC. The objective of the Award Scheme is to recognize and Award "Excellence" in Water Management in industries 'within the fence and beyond fence' and facilitate sharing of information by excellent water efficient companies. Two categories of awards were given this year: Category A : Award for Excellence in Water Management - 'Within the fence' to recognize the water management initiatives within the facility / industry. Category B : Award for Excellence in Water Management - 'Beyond the fence' to recognize the leadership role in implementing water and watershed management projects with the involvement of public / private agencies and community.