INDIACSR News Network
MUMBAI: Committed to responsible growth, Tata Power has been at the forefront of implementing sustainability initiatives focusing on environment and bio-diversity conservation. The Company has introduced Environment Educational Programme for students from Eco clubs of various schools and colleges from Pune, Lonavla and Mumbai.
The Eco club are taken through awareness programmes on environmental issues and live demonstrations at the bio-diversity hotspot situated at the Walwhan Garden, Mahaseer fisheries and the forest area surrounding the Company’s hydro stations. The environmental science students visit this site to study the biodiversity of the area. These students are introduced to various species of flora and fauna and are educated on conserving them. Proper utilization of natural resources, rain water harvesting, use of organic fertilizers, etc are also part of the programme.
Tata Power has been organizing educational visits for students at the Company’s Walwhan garden and Mahseer fisheries conservation project for several years in Lonavala, for an overview on Horticulture, Pisciculture, Ornithology and drip irrigation systems. The students of environmental science and Botany visit Tata Power’s site to study and document the biodiversity and wildlife in the region.
The educational visits and workshops are conducted in batches of 25-35 students to enable detailed explanation on each subject and also to address/ clarify queries of the students.
Tata Power volunteers also conduct awareness workshops on environmental issues and energy conservation through the Tata Power Club Enerji. The students are imparted knowledge on optimum utilization of natural resources, rain water harvesting and use of organic fertilizers amongst others.
Speaking on the initiative, Mr. Mahesh Panranjpe, Head-Hydros, Tata Power, said, “Tata Power has been actively working for protection and conservation of environment and bio-diversity around its hydro catchment areas. The objective of conducting the environment education programme for students is to kindle their interest and concern, thereby encouraging them to protect and conserve the environment and spread the green message.”