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08 Apr 2019 -Mumbai and Pune Tata Power promotes best practices in agriculture and vertical farming with the implementation of ‘Sustainable Agriculture Programme’ in Maharashtra
  • Sensitises over 950 tribal farmers across 42 villages
  • Generates an overall income of INR50 lakhs

Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power utility has always strived towards improving the livelihood of people living in and around its operational areas. With an aim to promote sustainable agriculture in the catchment area of its dams in Maval, Tata Power implemented the ‘Sustainable Agriculture Programme’ amongst tribal farmers. It sensitised over 950 farmers across 369 acres in 42 villages.

Under this programme, awareness sessions were conducted for landholding farmers during the Rabi season on best agriculture practices for its staple crop wheat along with other vegetables and cash crops like onion and potatoes. This programme has helped raise the tribal farmer’s income by INR 50,000 to INR1, 50,000.

Further, landless farmers in tribal areas were trained to cultivate vegetables in their courtyards through the vertical farming programme. Aimed at promoting Nutritional Health amongst tribal farmers in remote locations, this programme not only helped them save and earn an income of INR 100 to 150 per day, but also helped them lead a healthy lifestyle with better access to fresh vegetables.

Elaborating further on this agro based programme, Mr. Praveer Sinha, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Power said, “We, at Tata Power, have relentlessly worked to contribute to the social development of the local communities through various programmes. Through ‘Sustainable Agriculture Programme’ we hope to build a healthy and sustainable future for tribal farmers.”

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