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13 Nov 2018 -Ahmedabad and Mundra CGPL distributes ‘Educational Kits’ amongst 90 ‘Sagarshala’ students in Tragadi Bunder

~Benefits children of transient fishermen under its flagship program “Sagarbandhu”~

Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd (CGPL), a fully owned subsidiary of Tata Power has always worked endlessly to facilitate a congenial atmosphere for community school students in and around its operational areas with a strategic focus on promoting quality education and making it more engaging and interactive. In line with its commitment, CGPL, under its flagship program “Sagarbandhu” distributed ‘Educational Kits’ benefitting 90 ‘Sagarshala’ students - a support school which is being run in the well-established tent school for the fishermen children in Tragadi Bunder.

Tata Power in collaboration with Swadeep NGO implemented the program to support the school and able to solicit the support of the teachers under ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)’ - government’s education scheme who are deployed in the school,. The event was attended by teachers deputed under Sarva Shiksha  distributed 90 school bags to the students in the presence of their parents as well as local leaders from the bunder along with the volunteers from CGPL. The presence of large number of volunteers from CGPL has also added the importance of the event.

Speaking about this program, Mr. Ashok Sethi, COO & Executive Director, Tata Power, said, “Education is the backbone of any progressive country. Through our flagship program ‘Sagarbandhu’, we aim to augment the current level of experiential literacy of the students in Mundra and enhance their educational competencies."

The fishermen community appreciated Tata Power’s efforts for boosting the overall development of children by distributing educational kits and learning materials. Through ‘Sagarbandhu’, the company will continue to stir interest among children making learning more constructive and effective. So  over the years, the learning achievements among the children can be further improved.

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