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12 Mar 2020 -Delhi Tata Power’s Powerlinks Empowers Widows through Skill India

~ Inaugurates a Training Centre in association with The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) ~

Tata Power’s Powerlinks Transmission Limited in collaboration with The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has set up an exclusive training centre in Varanasi for widows under Ministries Affirmative Action Initiative to facilitate employment-oriented skill training programme. The training centre was inaugurated by Mr. Yogesh Luthra, CEO & ED, Powerlinks Transmission Limited in the presence of Ms. Diksha Singh, Head - HR & CSR.

The centre has been inaugurated as a part of Tata Power’s DAKSH programme - an employability initiative for women and youth in rural India. Around 15 women with over 95% attendance were provided with sewing machines. Additionally, as a commitment, Tata Power will be providing sewing machines to all women with a 90% attendance after passing the assessment criterias.

Sharing his views on the initiative, Mr. Yogesh Luthra, CEO & ED, Powerlinks Transmission said, “The objective of this initiative is to intensify the Skill India Mission and to offer high employment potential opportunities to women and the underprivileged. Over the last three years we have been able to successfully empower a lot of rural women/youth across our centres in rural parts of UP, Bihar and West Bengal. We expect to continue building on our past successes with more such centres that will benefit the local community immensely.”

Ms Diksha Singh, Group Head HR & CSR said, “This is a positive step towards Women Empowerment & Livelihood. The plan is to combat economic deprivation faced by many widows in rural remote locations of the country subjected to by offering ample employment opportunities to support them.”

The training centre will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to impart skill development courses to candidates. Courses have been designed keeping in mind women of the institutes’ catchment areas. Additionally, professionals with extensive expertise have also been roped in to skill these women and impart valuable insights of the industry amongst them. 

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