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24 Jun 2019 -Jamshedpur Tata Power Community Development Trust augments livelihood support for tribal women through ‘Mushroom Cultivation’ in Jojobera, Jharkhand
  • Mobilises over 1600 tribal women across 42 villages
  • Generates an overall income of INR 4.25 lakhs by cultivating 3000kgs of mushroom

Tata Power under its ‘Sustainable Agriculture Programme’ has strived to empower women by providing income generation opportunities in and around its operational areas. In line with its commitment for women and rural development, Tata Power mobilised over 1600 tribal women across 42 villages in Jojobera to promote commercial farming. Through this initiative, women generated an overall income of INR4.25 lakhs by cultivating 3000kgs Oyster mushrooms, a seasonal crop.

Within two years, TPCDT has trained over 50 women SHGs comprising 195 members to cultivate mushrooms and provided them with adequate funds to start their own business thereby facilitating regular household income. Overall, around 142 SHGs have been created across 42 villages comprising 10-15 members in each group generating an income of INR40 lakh over a period of three years.

In order to maintain a secured customer base for the produce, the cultivators are provided marketing linkages with local eateries, dhabas and haats. By inter loaning each other, women of these SHGs also support each other by providing funds to be incurred in marketing activities.

Elaborating further on this programme, Mr. Praveer Sinha, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Power said, “Tata Power, has always focused on empowering women by providing them self-employment opportunities and income generation source through our ‘Sustainable Agriculture Programme’ initiative. We aim to uplift the lives of tribal women and also strive to make them financially independent thereby raising their self-esteem.”

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