New Delhi – Tata Power Ltd has been conferred with the FINISH Award for its efforts to address the open defecation practice in India, the company said in a media release.
Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company with an installed capacity of 10,957 MW.
The award was bestowed upon Tata Power’s Maithon team for motivating communities to use toilets.
The award was given in the presence of Netherlands Ambassador to India Marten van den Berg, in New Delhi.
The company promoted the use of toilets by sensitising over 1,200 households in Nirsa block, in Jharkhand. It encouraged behavioural changes among the communities. The company delivered the message through street plays, household engagement and paintings.
The company has been able to improve the well being and quality of life of communities through its sustained effort against open defecation.
“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,” Tata Power’s chief executive officer (CEO) and Managing Director Praveer Sinha.
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. Tata Power is a part of at Nirsa Block in the Dhanbad district.
FINISH is planning to scale-up the programme to six countries – two in Asian and four in African, covering five million households.