NEW DELHI: Colonel Prakash Tewari has joined – Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) as group head Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Col Tewari having 3 decades of experience in CSR will head the JSPL Group CSR, a seniour official of JSPL informed India CSR.
Before joining JSPL he was head, CSR and R&R (Resettlement and Rehabilitation) of Tata Power. Col. Prakash Tewari (Retd.) is an alumni of National Defence Academy.
He has been awarded the Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction 2005 Award for distinguished professional leadership and personal commitment to ongoing programs in Asia by UNESCO. He was the Director Policy (Ecology) in the Integrated HQ Ministry of Defence, India, prior to joining the corporate world. He has been nominated as the Vice President, Board of Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, U.S.A., and Member, Working Group Indian Ocean, University of Melbourne, Australia.
Since the last 30 years he has been working actively in the field of Disaster, Conflict, Environment and Natural Resource Management. He has executed projects on Biodiversity Conservation, Wasteland Development, Groundwater Rejuvenation, Rainwater Harvesting, Afforestation, Wetland Development, Arboriculture, Protection of Global Endangered Species, Waste Management, Non-conventional Energy Resources, Environment Education and Awareness. He has also executed programme in Himalayas for Himalayan Environment and Development aided by the World Bank for restoration of ecology.
Tata Power has a number of existing Greenfield projects in various geographical regions. As Head of CSR and R&R of Tata he was responsible for improving the quality of life of people in and around its current and prospective operational area. He does it by integration of environmental, social and corporate governance issues into long-range business strategy and operations to meet the expectations of customers, employees, partners, investors, communities and public at large.