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Tata Power recognized for addressing challenge of open defecation by Government of Netherlands

10 Jul 2019

~Sensitises 1200 households in partnership with FINISH, a sanitation programme~

Tata Power has been relentlessly working towards improving the social well-being and quality of life of its surrounding communities. Recognizing these efforts, Tata Power’s Maithon team was conferred with the FINISH Award, a sanitation programme supported by the Government of Netherlands, for its commitment to address the challenge of open defecation by motivating the community members to use toilets. The award was presented in the presence of His Excellency Marten van den Berg, the Netherlands Ambassador to India, Nepal and Bhutan and other dignitaries from the FINISH Mondial countries at the ceremony held at the Embassy of Netherlands, New Delhi.

With an aim to promote and ensure usage of toilets, Tata Power adopted a behavioral change communication with nukkad nataks (Street Plays), wall paintings and household engagement. Through this initiative, the Maithon team sensitised over 1200 households in Nirsa block of Jharkhand so far.

Speaking on this achievement, Mr. Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power, said, “Tata Power has always focused on the well-being of its communities by creating livelihood opportunities and awareness about hygiene, health and sanitation. We are extremely honoured to be associated with FINISH and are grateful to the Government of Netherlands for recognising our efforts. This award only motivates us to work harder towards achieving our goal of uplifting the lives of communities and individuals.”

Since its inception in 2009, FINISH has entered into various partnerships including one with Tata Power. The mission of the Government was to cover 1 million households under the sanitation initiative in India which Tata Power is a part of at Nirsa Block, Dhanbad district (Jharkhand) and 21 neighbourhood villages. Currently, it is the midst of building a much more ambitious programme encompassing six countries (two Asian & four African) covering five million households called FINISH Mondial.

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 10957 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 23% 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.

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