NTPC Limited, a premier PSU under Ministry of Power, spent Rs. 304.92 Crore (Rs. 285.46 Crore in 2018-19) during the financial year 2019-20 towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, which surpassed the prescribed two percent amount of Rs. 252.68 Crore, thus achieving a CSR spend of 2.41%.
Rs. 1625 Crore spent on community development for R&R.
During the year, about 500 villages and more than 450 schools have been benefitted by various CSR initiatives at different locations.
These CSR initiatives have touched, in one way or the other, the lives of around 18 lakhs people, residing at remote locations, the annual report said.
Focus areas of NTPC’s CSR & Sustainability activities are Health, Sanitation, Safe Drinking Water and Education. However, Capacity Building, Women Empowerment, Social Infrastructure livelihood creation and support through innovative agriculture & livestock development, support to Physically Challenged Person (PCPs), and activities contributing towards Environment Sustainability have also been taken up.
The Company commits itself to contribute to the society, discharging its corporate social responsibilities through initiatives that have positive impact on society, especially the community in the neighborhood of its operations by improving the quality of life of the people, promoting inclusive growth and environmental sustainability.
Preference for CSR & Sustainability activities is being given to local areas around operations, ensuring that majority CSR funds are spent for activities in local areas. However, considering Inclusive Growth & Environment Sustainability and to supplement Government effort, activities are also taken up anywhere in the country, the report said.
NTPC Foundation, funded by NTPC is engaged in serving and empowering the differently abled and economically weaker sections of the society.
NTPC CSR Committee has been constituted as per the requirements of Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 and DPE guidelines on sustainability (SD). CSR committee formulates and recommends the Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability Policy to the Board, along with the amount of expenditure to be incurred on the activities specified in the CSR & SD Policy and monitors the CSR Policy of the company apart from looking into the such matter as the Board may delegate from time to time, the report said.
Four-week residential summer workshops for more than 1,800 girl children in the age group of 10-12 years studying in Govt. schools in the vicinity of 23 NTP.
Locations through its flagship program “Girl Empowerment Mission” (GEM) wherein interventions were undertaken to make the girls self-reliant and confident in all walks of life.
Implementation of projects for improvement of learning levels in about 130 Government Schools.
Construction of school & hostel for tribal children near NTPC Rihand, in UP.
Construction of school buildings at Varanasi UP, Hoshangabad MP & Sambalpur Odisha.
Smart Tab labs in Government schools in vicinity of 03 NTPC Stations.
Quality education primarily to rural community children through 34 schools located in NTPC townships.
Health & Sanitation
Infrastructure & support for equipment at National Cancer Institute Nagpur for cancer treatment.
Setting up Burn Units at AIIMS Patna, AIIMS Bhubaneswar & King George Medical University Lucknow.
Construction of Eye Hospital at Dadri, UP and of operating room complex at Eye hospital in Bhubaneswar.
The company operates Mobile Health Clinics at 10 locations benefitting about 80,000 persons per year.
Revival and continuous operation of Mechanized Solid Waste Management plant at Karsada, UP.
50 Sanitary Napkin Mini Manufacturing units (MMU) installed in the state of Odisha.
Installation of sanitary napkin vending machine and incinerators in more than 40 Govt. schools and colleges benefitting substantial no. of girl children.
Proactive relief measures like regular sanitisation of villages, distribution of PPE kits to health professionals face masks to villagers and supply of groceries to the community.
The company is supporting the developmental & beautification works at Charminar Hyderabad, under ‘Swachh Iconic places Project’ of Govt. of India
Livelihood Generation & Vocational Training
To enhance income generation opportunities within the villages, your Company has provided vocational training to the village youth and has undertaken livestock development and crop management projects.
To enhance employability through vocational training, skill upgradation and income generation programs, Your Company has adopted 18 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and is setting up 8 new ones.
It has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to develop the skills of 30000 youth over a period of 05 years spread in 12 states including 8,000 youth of J&K in order to make all of them self-employable.
Substantial support in the relief activities during the FANI Cyclone in Odisha.
Support committed for Redevelopment of Kedarnath town, Uttrakhand and its surrounding areas devastated during natural calamity of 2013.
Promotion of Sports
Promotion of Archery Sports by funding National Ranking Archery Tournaments and National Archery championships.
Adoption & Promotion of football in the state of Chhattisgarh.
Installation of Energy Efficient Pump System in the fields of farmers residing near Your Company stations located in identified five districts of Uttar Pradesh.