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24 Sep 2018 -Bhubaneshwar, Kolkata, Delhi Tata Power wins its First Best CSR Community Initiative Award

Tata Power, India’s largest integrated Power Company announced its ‘first’ win at a recently held seminar by Odisha CSR Forum in Bhubaneswar under the category of “Livelihood & Employability”. The award recognised Tata Power’s vision and commitment to empower communities in India. The award was presented to Mr. Dillip Sahoo, Group Head, CR & Ms. Rashmi Pattanayak, Specialist-TPCDT by Sri Shashi Busan Behera, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister of Finance, Govt. of Odisha in the presence of esteemed dignitaries such as Dr S.N. Pasupalak, VC, OUAT, Dr Sudhanu Sarangi, Addl. D.G. of Police Odisha and Mrs. Anjana Panda, Joint Secretary, Govt. of Odisha.

Under “Livelihood & Employability”, Tata Power provides employability training to unemployed B.A/B.Sc./B.Com Graduates in association with TCS and providing employment opportunities in TCS through the TCS HR team at the end of the training. It is first of it’s kind convergence programme of Tata Group in Odisha and imparted training to 1705 Candidates in Odisha only and out of which 309 candidates have been selected by the TCS HR Team and offered job in the Company. Additionally, it also provides coaching for qualifying in Bank PO/Clerk/SSB/CSSB/RRB etc. and also Company formulated Village Development Committee (VDC) in different locations for providing livelihood opportunities to Farmers, SHG members and economically poor families.    

Speaking on the achievement, Mr Vijayant Ranjan, Chief - Kalinganagar & CEO – IEL said, “It is an honour to be awarded the Best CSR Community Initiative Award in Odisha CSR forum. It gives us immense pleasure to be recognised for our efforts to holistically transform and empower the communities. This award will only boost us to work harder towards achieving our goal of creating independent and self-sustaining individuals.”

The Odisha CSR Forum is a leading non-profit organization which has been engaged in promoting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). It serves as a platform to connect corporates, Government, NGOs and professionals who collectively work towards inclusive growth & equitable development of the society. A part of the CSR Forum is dedicated to appreciating the efforts undertaken by corporates to enhance the livelihoods of communities through their knowledge and innovation.

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