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14 Aug 2018 -Mundra, Ahmedabad and Delhi CGPL delivers clean drinking water to Vadi Vistar- Mota Bhadiya village in Kutch, Gujarat

~The new pipeline will benefit 40 households and 350 cattle~

Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd (CGPL), a fully owned subsidiary of Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power utility, today announced the completion of a three and a half kilometre pipeline project that will deliver clean drinking water to the people of Vadi Vistar - Motabhadiya village in Kutch, Gujarat.

Motabhadiya village has been one of the villages   of Kutch which is falling under arid zone. By laying the new water pipeline in Vadi Vistar - Motabhadiya, CGPL has continued to strengthen its commitment towards helping the local communities through its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.  The pipeline is connected with the Overhead Water Tank, constructed by Motabhadiya Panchayat under the Government scheme.  This pipe line will deliver drinking water to 40 homes and 350 cattle in the village. In this village, earlier RO plant was also installed by CGPL for availability of clean water. This village is also covered under CGPL’s participatory ground water management program and falls under the defined cluster of CGPL’s PGWM program. 

This drinking water project was financially supported by CGPL and the local panchayat. This is also part of CGPL’s efforts to support water projects in local communities through its Participatory Groundwater management work.  The company in the past has established RO plants in all the schools and villages that are now run on a self-sustaining model.  Apart from water pipelines, local schools have also been provided with Tata Swach, a global award-winning water purifier from the Tata Group.

Mr.Ashok Sethi, COO & Executive Director, Tata Power said, “CGPL’s participatory groundwater management has worked well in the past.  We applied the same principles of water management when village Panchayat from Motabhadiya approached us for support to bring drinking water to the house holds of the village.  The main pipeline built by CGPL and the distribution lines built by the Panchayat are now connected to the village’s main water tank that supplies clean water to 40 homes in the village. The commitment of every stakeholder helped us complete this project successfully. This is one of the best examples of partnership with panchayat hence addressing the need of the community.”

About Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd:

Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power Ltd, has implemented the 4000 MW (800 x 5 units) UMPP near the port city of Mundra in the state of Gujarat in India. This UMPP is India's first 800 MW unit thermal power plant using supercritical technology and is arguably the most energy-efficient, coal-based thermal power plant in the country. As per the bidding norms, the Project was designed to be run on imported coal. The Project is expected to benefit close to 16 million domestic consumers apart from supplying cost-competitive power to industry and agriculture. The Project will supply power to five states namely Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra in Western India and to Haryana and Punjab in Northern India, which are currently facing a shortage of electricity. It will provide a competitive source of power and help meet these states' growing demand for electricity. Reliable power from the project will help improve the competitiveness of the manufacturing and services industries, which often rely on expensive standby diesel generation to meet their power needs. Competitively priced power will also improve access to electricity in rural and urban areas while reducing the subsidy burden on the state Governments.

About Tata Power:

Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company and, together with its subsidiaries & jointly controlled entities, has an installed capacity of 10857 MW. A pioneer in the field, it has a presence across the entire power value chain: Generation of renewable as well as conventional power including hydro and thermal energy; transmission & distribution, trading and coal & freight logistics. With renewable energy assets in solar and wind accounting for 22% of the company's portfolio, Tata Power is a leader in clean energy generation. In line with the company's view on sustainable and clean energy development, Tata Power is steering the transformation of utilities to integrated solutions by looking at new business growth in EV charging & storage, distributed generation & rooftops, microgrids and home automation & smart meters.

It has successful public-private partnerships in generation, transmission & distribution in India namely: ‘Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd.’ with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi; 'Tata Power Ajmer Distribution Ltd.' with Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd. for distribution in Ajmer; 'Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.' with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi; '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.

With growing international focus, Tata Power's global presence includes strategic investments in Indonesia through a 30% stake in the coal company PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC); 26% stake in mines at PT Baramulti Suksessarana Tbk (BSSR); in Singapore through Trust Energy Resources; in South Africa through a joint venture called ‘Cennergi’ to develop projects in sub-Sahara Africa; in Zambia through a 50:50 joint venture with ZESCO for 120 MW Hydro project; in Georgia through AGL which is a joint venture with Clean Energy, Norway & IFC for development of 187 MW hydro project; in Bhutan through a hydro project in partnership with The Royal Government of Bhutan. 

With its 103 years track record of technology leadership, project execution excellence, world-class safety processes, customer care and driving green initiatives, Tata Power is poised for multi-fold growth and committed to 'lighting up lives' for generations to come. Visit us at: www.tatapower.com