Community Development Programmes
Tata Power has taken up number of income generation activities. The Rural BPO by Mannat Foundation (a trust promoted by Tata Power) at Khopoli, Maharashtra has made 213 rural educated youth employable with annual earning of approximately Rs 1.56 crore. An additional 532 youth were provided with skill development training and are ready to be employable.
A total of 324 farmers have been supported for agriculture and sericulture. Self-Help Groups (SHG) were formed by women members in village. The leaders have been trained on management of the SHG, Income Generation Trade and linking with government for financial support. 89 SHGs comprising 1,480 members have saved approximately Rs. 12 lakh.
Mr. Balaraja Bhat, Head-Belgaum Plant, Tata Power, said, “Tata Power believes in the philosophy of improving quality of life of the communities living in and around its area of operations. It’s heartening to note the acceptance of these programmes by the people and further motivates us to design more such programmes. We are committed to being a ‘neighbour of choice’ for the communities in and around our areas of operations.”
Case Study: Women empowerment through economic upliftment
Case Study: Healthcare Staff Training
Tata Power has implemented many health related activities includes Mobile Medical Services, specialised health camp and Awareness on Health, Hygiene including HIV/ AIDS etc. Mobile medical services and health camps serve about 19,640 patients. It also covered 45,890 people across Mumbai to increase awareness on HIV/ AIDS.
Case Study: Health Care in Naraj Marthapur, Odisha
Tata Power has undertaken different initiatives at locations like creating educational infrastructure (renovation of classroom, sanitation etc), providing education materials to 691 students, special coaching for children and adult literacy etc.
The major initiative under this was comprehensive education program i.e., providing special coaching in 300 Primary schools of 272 Villages, across Nirsa block in Jharkhand. This has covered 13452 students by 762 volunteers.
Tata Power has also provided computer and English speaking classes, which benefited 395 youth including students.
A unique one year long Sports (Football) coaching program was arranged for 38 students at Haldia (West Bengal) keeping in mind the local culture and passion of students and youth as this have helped in retention of students in school.
"Bringing Community and Education system together to improve child’s learning level”
Case Study: Sports education
As per need of the community, Tata Power has initiated a range of infrastructure activities for providing safe drinking water, asphalting roads for better accessibility and developing local and community assets for public use.
- Eight water bodies (well, bore well and pond) were renovated
- 12 R.O. plants in schools and one unit of 1000 lph in a village were installed in partnership with WASMO (Government of Gujarat) to provide safe drinking water.
- A total of 33 sanitation units were constructed for healthy and hygiene of people. 7.5 km road asphalted at hydro power operations in Maharashtra.
- Two community halls, one check dam and one culvert were built for community use.
Case Study: Sanitation - Clean and Healthy Village
Tata Power has supported various social and cultural issues to promote and sustain them in the community. Tata Power organised International Women’s Day and sponsored Sports and cultural programmes in addition to supporting and organising the CSR conference. Programmes supported by Tata Power include Rann Utsav, promoted by Gujarat state government; Tribal Cultural programme at Jojobera; Cricket Tournament at Naraj Marthapur, Odisha; CSR Conference (Turnaround in mineral industry: Role of CSR) at Dhanbad; and Tubectomy laparoscopic camp and National Deaf Cricket Tournament held at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.
Tata Power has taken up several initiatives for increasing awareness on environment protection and management. As part of this, approx. 4,56,750 saplings were planted across. Environment education was impacted to 3,726 people.
Case Study: National Wild life week Celebration
Case Study: Environment Awareness in Hydros
The focus of energy was to increasing awareness on electrical safety and energy conservation, use alternative energy such as bio-gas plant, efficient chullah and solar light. Tata Power supported farmers for installing five bio-gas plants, provided 100 efficient chullahs for less smoke in addition to installing solar street lights. These programmes have benefited the community on safety and conservation of energy and cost-effective energy.
Installation of solar lights