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05 Nov 2019 -New Delhi Tata Power celebrates women power

Inaugurates its first Dhaaga store in Delhi

Tata Power has always envisioned that women empowerment is fundamental in driving a country’s socio-economic growth. Dhaaga, is one such initiative by the company that aims to uplift the livelihood of under-privileged community women by making them financially independent. With an intent to take this initiative to the next level, Tata Power in collaboration with TPDDL today launched its first Dhaaga store in Delhi. This Dhaaga store is not only honors and celebrates the craftsmanship of these women, it also provides them a platform to showcase their talent and secure their future.

This store will have a special display and selling unit of handicrafts such as jute bags, soft toys, apparels, bangles, paper cups etc. made by the SHGs and Dhaaga women. The earnings from the sales at this unit will be directed towards these women, propelling them on the path of self-reliance and financial independence.

The inauguration event was graced by Ms Shalini Singh, women from the Self-Help Groups (SHGs), students from Vocational Training centres and employees of Tata Power.

“Tata Power has always worked towards promoting gender equality and empowering women. With the launch of our first Dhaaga store, we aim to give them a platform to become self-reliant and financially independent. Seeing these women blossom into confident individuals, makes us strive harder to create an environment devoid of the inequalities faced by them.” said, Ms Shalini Singh, Chief – Corporate Communications & Sustainability, Tata Power.

In 2017, it started with 15 women in Kamshet village of Pune district where a self-help group (SHG) and a modern garment-making unit was established. Today, Dhaaga has movement expanded to cover 16 locations across Maharashtra, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu and Odisha. In 2018–19, about 1,050 women managing an order value of Rs 37 lakh were a part of this programme. Under this initiative, it has also been promoting region specific arts and crafts such as Kutchee handicrafts in Mundra and Tiger Grass Handicrafts in Maithon, Jharkhand.

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 10,763 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 30% 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