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10 Apr 2019 -Maharashtra Tata Power’s Project MAMTA combats endemic malnutrition in 5 villages of Jawhar block of Maharashtra

~ In collaboration with the NGO ‘Action Against Hunger’ addressed the nutritional gap in mother-child healthcare ~

Project ‘Mamta’, a maiden CSR programme of Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power utility benefited 400 families in five villages of Jawhar block,  Palghar district, North-West Maharashtra. These families were affected by malnutrition resulting in poor mother-child health.

The initiative was launched in Feb 2018 in collaboration with a local NGO ‘Action Against Hunger’ with an aim to educate and eradicate endemic malnutrition in Jawhar district. Project ‘Mamta ‘has reported a significant improvement in the overall health of pregnant & lactating mothers and children below five years through various awareness sessions.  

With the introduction of professional Antenatal Care (ANC) and Postnatal Care (PNC) in five villages, Project SPARSH has managed to bring down the Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) percentage from 25% to 6% and Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) percentage from 23% to 5% amongst targeted beneficiaries. This project scaled up in 51 more villages of Jawhar sponsored by K - group for 3 years , hence more families will get benefit of this program. Tata Power will continue supporting these 5 villages

Speaking on this occasion, Mr Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power said, “We are extremely proud to associate with an NGO like ‘Action Against Hunger’ who matches our approach of bringing about a behavioural change via community mobilization and raising awareness on mother and child health care in our geographies. Through ‘MAMTA’ we aim to support our beneficiaries and aim to build a healthier future.”

There has been significant improvement in the knowledge of pregnant women on consumption of Iron and Folic Acid tablets from 43% to 60% and ANC during first trimester from 96% to 100%. A noticeable behavioural change was observed amongst two percent pregnant women, with regular counselling about the importance of breastfeeding a child within one hour of birth.

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