The Human Resource department will endeavours to provide on an average 4-5 days of training per employee on an annual basis. The training programme is organized/conducted based on training needs identified. The participants are nominated for both in-house and external training including overseas training programmes. The responsibility of functional as well as behavioural/management training rests with the HR department concerned, who will plan for and execute the training initiatives in close co-ordination with functional heads.
BPSL is highly committed to acquiring the best talent from the industry and nurturing & developing human assets to enhance its own function. It is vital that the selection procedure of the human assets be such that the Company is able to select the best talent. In accordance with its objectives of creating a pool of skilled and capable employees, Bhushan Power & Steel Ltd.(BPSL) has been introduced in our Company.
Career growth plan
The career path defined typically for BPSL recruits indicates a person's promotion to reach the level of AVP on completion of 10 years subject to his performance. Post achieving the level of AVP, one's further growth is based on his/her performance.
Mentoring refers to a developmental relationship where a more experienced person (the mentor) helps and guides a young and inexperienced person (the mentee) to better his professional life. Mentoring goes beyond the normal boss-subordinate relationship as it also involves sharing of professional skills, expertise and experience with the mentee. In order to derive the best out of this relationship, the mentor has to provide a congenial atmosphere wherein the mentee shall feel comfortable. It also helps in developing interpersonal relationships and knowledge sharing.
Sustainability (Social Activity)
Jamkhani Coal Mines Area
Offering proper access to medical and other essential facilities is yet another aspect of BPSL's social initiatives. Our policies have won us several awards.
To make medical facilities available to the common man, BPSL has set up many charitable clinics and hospitals in the Raigarh district. An ICU unit at the general hospital at Raigarh has been set up.
World-class health facilities are provided to the people of Raigarh at the 100-bed multi-specialty O. P. Bhushan Hospital & Research Centre. The disciplinary facilities include: medicine, surgery, gynaecology, orthopedics and pediatrics. The hospital has four well-equipped Operation Theatres, a Cardiac ICU, a Burn ICU and a Neo-natal ICU. It plans to launch a comprehensive pathological and other investigation facilities such as X-Ray lab, ECHO colour Doppler, Endoscopy, CTScan.
Regular and integrated medical camps with super specialist doctors from eminent hospitals have benefited more than 40,000 people in the district. Women welfare programs are also organized regularly.
Regular village medical camps are organised through mobile medical van services with specialist doctors in Patratu, Angul and Raigarh.
Camps for disabled persons
Special camps are organized for serving and assisting disabled persons of the society. Assistive equipment such as tricycles, wheel-chairs, crutches, hearing aids, etc are distributed in these camps. Persons with cleft lip/palate are identified and referred for surgery at Raipur.
Family Welfare Camps
Population control and family welfare is one of the important aspects of community welfare. BPSL has been organising family planning camps in the region since 1996. This initiative has resulted in bringing couples under family welfare coverage and has ensured better health for the women and also contributed in controlling infant mortality rate in the community.
Cataract and other ophthalmic disorders are very common in the district of Raigarh. Leading surgeons from all over India are invited for conducting cataract and lens implantation surgery. Dr. Aroop Chakravarthy, a leading eye surgeon from Trivandrum conducts eye camps. Surgery is carried out by the PHACO method in which no suturing is required. The surgery costing Rs.10,000 is done free of cost in the camp.
Cataract operations are conducted for patients annually, free of cost. Spectacles & fruits are distributed to all patients after the operation.
Pulse polio vaccination and HIV/AIDS detection camps
Pulse polio vaccination and HIV/AIDS detection camps are organized from time to time in Raigarh, Patratu and Angul. Blood samples of all workmen are examined. Suspected cases have been referred to agencies for counseling and further treatment.
Health and Hygiene
All employees in the areas of Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha undergo periodic medical examination and regular physical fitness programmes are organized for them. Yoga classes are held for all employees and their family members.
Clean Drinking Water
Villages in the Raigarh district are very prone to water-borne diseases. Safe potable water is scarce and in many areas humans and cattle share the same source of water. BPSL took the initiative and installed water and hand pumps in the adopted villages. Till now, 45 pumps have been installed in the area.
For the supply of clean drinking water, non-functional hand-pumps have been repaired in all villages of the operational area and follow-up is done regularly by CSR team members.
House Keeping Activities
BPSL adopts mechanized housekeeping methods in order to keep the area clean and dust free. The environment management department monitors the housekeeping operations, which are carried out on a regular basis. Training programmes are offered to the employees of different departments to increase their awareness in housekeeping. Shop floor employees are also posted in various departments who work under the guidance of the housekeeping coordinators to keep the surroundings clean.
Major initiatives include -
- All Roads are cleaned and sanitized.
- Work areas are regularly maintained and well painted.
- Roads are concreted and walk ways are paved.
- Drains have been provided along the roads to carry runoff water.
- Water stagnation is not allowed.
- Scrap yard developed to put all scrap/ wastes at an identified place.
- Waste bins at required locations for waste collection. Segregated waste is systematically/ scientifically disposed.
- Utilization of organic waste in vermi-composting.
- Propagation of safety and environment messages through hoardings and banners.
- Greenery has been developed in all vacant areas.
- Prevention of water, oil and other waste material spillage.
- As BPSL continues to expand its business on both the domestic and international fronts, a greener and cleaner environment for all is one of its main objectives in its march towards progress. The need to protect our environment and conserve resources has been explicitly disseminated through its mission and vision statements. The company has taken a holistic stance for the protection of environmental resources and taken preventive measures as a part of its operation module.
- BPSL works on the principle that an organisation can only grow in a competitive environment when it addresses economic, social and environmental concerns with a focussed approach.
- In order to make itself environment friendly at all levels, the company adheres to necessary legal and environmental compliances and adopts various technologies as a part of the process. The various facets of environmental issues like air pollution, water pollution and solid waste disposal are some of the utmost concerns of the company and it takes active preventive measures to safeguard the surroundings from its' adverse effects.
The environment management department of the company takes care of all the activities related to environmental safeguards. Some of the basic functions undertaken are as follows:
- Assess new projects and determine its impact on the environment.
- Based on impacts, design a comprehensive environmental management plan to mitigate these.
- Seek clearances in matters of environmental issues from government bodies.
- Constant monitoring of emissions/discharges and their control.
- Continuous and rigorous research and development must to find ways for solid waste utilization.
- Ensure compliance to statutory obligations on all environmental issues.
- Increasing awareness among the workforce for safeguarding environment.
- Increasing and protecting the green cover within the premises.
- Keeping plant areas clean through mechanized house keeping initiatives.
- Initiate CDM projects and carbon foot-printing of processes.
Control of Air Pollution Bhushan
Steel & Power Limited is deeply passionate about maintaining a clean and green environment in & around its plants. Air pollution is one of the major challenges that any company has to overcome in order to adhere to environmental norms. Keeping this in mind, BPSL follows a procedure of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) for the prevention of Air Pollution. Every aspect of pollution generated due to plant activities is monitored in detail and adequate steps are taken to minimize it. The company has installed state-of-art pollution control devices suitable for the purpose of reducing atmospheric pollution. Real time check on performance of these devices is done through automated online analyzers such as Opacity Meters and Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations (AAQMS).
Some of the air pollution measures (unit wise) adopted by BPSL are as follows:
- In DRI Kilns, the dust Settling Chambers and ESPs (Electrostatic Precipitators) have been installed to control process emissions. Fugitive dust is controlled through multiple point suction hoods attached to bag filters. Dry fog dust suppression system is provided at required places.
- In Power plant, the flue gas from boilers is passed through ESP's where particulates are separated.
- In Coke Oven Plant, waste gases are burnt completely and the heat generated is used in Waste Heat Recovery Boilers (WHRB) for power generation.
- In Sinter Plant, a centralized de-dusting system with an Electrostatic Precipitator is installed for dust control in the raw material handling area. Additionally high capacity ESP also exists to control process emissions.
- In Blast Furnaces, the gases are cleaned through cyclone and two-stage venturi scrubber (Gas Cleaning Plant). Pulse jet and invertible bag filters have been installed to control emission from the stock house and cast house.
- In SAF, emission from the furnace is drawn in to high capacity dust extraction system, where particulates are trapped and treated gas is passed through chimney.
- In SMS (EAF & Ladle Furnace), the gases are sucked through the Fume Extraction System and taken to After Combustion Chamber for converting CO to CO2. Thereafter, the gases are passed through a cooling system, forced draft cooler, spark arrester to control coarse dust and subsequently through high efficiency bag filters to separate particulates.
- Other fugitive emissions: The fugitive emissions caused through non-process activities such as haul roads and stock yards are managed through good housekeeping practices and regular dust suppression through fixed and mobile sprinklers.
Control of Water Pollution
Water pollution is a major environmental concern today that adversely affects the surroundings, causing serious injury to the environment as well as human health. At BPSL, water pollution is controlled by adopting a range of stringent regulatory measures and monitoring processes. The company has attained 'Zero Discharge' status by adopting state-of-the-art technology for water treatment. As per the guidelines of CREP, a 4.3 4.9 m3 per T of long product is currently being used by BPSL.Through effective water conservation and reuse methods specific water consumption for long product and flat product is maintained within range of 4.2 5.3 which is much below the CREP guideline of MoEF.
Some of the measures, which have been implemented for effective control of water pollution, are as follows:
- Coke Oven Quenching: The waste water generated during quenching is taken to settling tanks. After settling, the water is reused for quenching the hote coke.
- Sinter plant: Blow-down water is used in sinter nodulizing.
- Blast furnace: Dust laden waste water is treated in effluent treatment plants and the treated water is recycled back to the process to scrub blast furnace gas.
- SMS: The waste water is taken to a settling tank and the outlet water of the tank is reused. The blow-down water is used in slag granulation.
- Rolling mill: Process waste water is skimmed for oil and scale and then recycled back to the plant. No wastewater is discharged.
- DRI: Cooling close-circuit effluent-recycling system has been installed. Waste water from the cooling section is taken to a hot water well and then to the cooling tower and the cold water well, from where it is recycled back into the process.
- Power Plant: DM plant wastewater is treated in the neutralization pit. After treatment, the water is reused for wet ash handling system.
- Submerged Arc Furnace: Waste water is reused for slag cooling and dust suppression.
- Sewage Treatment Plants (STP): Three sewage treatment plants (combined capacity 3050 KL/ day) have been installed. The treated water is 100% reused for horticulture and green cover.
- Garage, DG Set & Compressor Houses: Oil separators have been provided. Clean water is further treated in the STP.