Tata Power’s ramped-up CSR programs delivers long term sustainable development in FY 17
Mumbai, 4th September, 2017 – Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, has always undertaken various initiatives with an aim to improve the quality of life and ensure holistic development of its surrounding communities. Following this philosophy, Tata Power’s ramped-up CSR capabilities and operations delivered long term sustainable development in FY 17. Through this, the company reached out to more than 300 villages/urban pockets across 13 states, Mumbai and Delhi, benefitting over half million people.
Speaking on this, Mr. Anil Sardana, CEO & MD, Tata Power, said, “More than a century back Jamsetji Tata, founder of the Tata group sowed the tradition of nation and community building. Following this philosophy, Tata Power’s focus on CSR has been on designing and deploying sustainable programmes, where the community takes ownership of the programs in the true spirit of participatory development. As a company, we believe in ‘Leadership with Care’ by pursuing best practices on Care for our Community and sustain the concept of being “Neighbour of choice”. As a part of collective responsibility towards nation building, Tata Power and its Entities will continue to engage with key stakeholders including community, academia, Government and Civil Society to sustain and share the desired outcomes in the long run”.
With a strategic focus on sustainable long-term programs across all locations, Tata Power revised its Focus areas based on independent need assessment and changing socio-economic conditions. They include- Education (Focus on gender balance), Health & Sanitation, Livelihood and Employability, Social Capital and Institution Building, Renewable Energy, Water and Financial Inclusivity . Outlined are key activities undertaken by the entities of Tata Power Group:-
The major initiatives undertaken were as follows:-
Supported flood relief efforts in response to floods at Assam
In this year, 320 schools were covered befitting 0.6 lakh school children
Health programs were implemented in 167 villages covered 1.17 lakh beneficiaries.
Livelihood and Employability programs were run in 129 villages and 0.05 lakh residents covered.
Flagship Program of Tata Power Skill Development Institute (TPSDI) covered 10000 youths. This year, the fifth centre of TPSDI was commissioned and dedicated to the nation at Jamshedpur. So 5 state of art skill building centres under TPSDI are slated to enhance skilling opportunities for community in future.
Under Education, student covered were 18% from SC/ST community as part of Affirmative action. Special focus for improvements are being provided through remedial classes, e- learning and teacher training programs.
Open Defection Free Awareness Campaigns were organized covering nearly 5000 households.
Community owned drinking water supply initiatives were initiated with sensitization on water, sanitation and hygiene with focus on prevention campaign for vector borne and water borne diseases. 164 awareness sessions on preventative health were also conducted to spread awareness about various diseases.
Under Livelihood and Employability, Integrated Agriculture initiatives covered 3371 beneficiaries having and implementation area of 3100 acres.Besides TPSDI, other employability training programs covered 1047 youths
Under Social Capital and Financial Inclusivity, total 537 SHGs covering 6400 SHG members from 133 villages and a gross fund of Rs.147 lakhs was mobilized. 42% women members of SHG were trained in income generation activities
Renewable Energy solutions through convergence with Government Schemes was also undertaken including BPL families linkage to LPG and Household level solar lighting
About Tata Power:
Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company with a growing international presence. The Company together with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities has an installed gross generation capacity of 10466 MW and a presence in all the segments of the power sector viz. Fuel Security and Logistics, Generation (thermal, hydro, solar and wind), Transmission, Distribution and Trading. It has successful public-private partnerships in Generation, Transmission and Distribution in India namely “Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited” with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi, ‘Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.’ with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi and ‘Maithon Power Ltd.’ with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand. Tata Power is serving more than 2.6 million distribution consumers in India and has developed the country’s first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology. It is also one of the largest renewable energy players in India with a clean energy portfolio of 3144 MW. Its international presence includes strategic investments in Indonesia through a 30% stake in the leading coal company PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC), 26% stake in mines at PT Baramulti Suksessarana Tbk (“BSSR”); in Singapore through Trust Energy Resources to securitize coal supply and the shipping of coal for its thermal power generation operations; in South Africa through a joint venture called ‘Cennergi’ to develop projects in sub-Sahara Africa; in Zambia through 50:50 joint venture with ZESCO for 120 MW Hydro which has become operational in 2016; in Georgia through AGL which is a joint venture with Clean Energy, Norway & IFC for development of 187 MW hydro project and in Bhutan through a hydro project in partnership with The Royal Government of Bhutan. With its track record of technology leadership, project execution excellence, world class safety processes, customer care and driving green initiatives, Tata Power is poised for a multi-fold growth and committed to ‘lighting up lives’ for generations to come”.