MUMBAI: Tata Power said that its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives reached out to over 10 lakh community members in 320 villages in 13 states and one union territory (Delhi) living in and around its operational areas during the financial year 2017-18.
It said that, during the year, took a all round approach for inclusion through strategic initiatives in the focus areas of education, livelihood and employability, water (drinking and irrigation), health an sanitation, financial inclusivity, social capital and institution building and renewable energy.
Praveer Sinha, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Power, said, “In line with the Tata group ethos, we at Tata Power believe in improving the quality of life of our communities and being a neighbour of choice by implementing strategic CSR initiatives.”
Under financial inclusivity, the Tata abled to link 1.5 lakh community people to secure benefits in various government schemes. Within social capital, the company covered 95000 community members.
It covered 32000 farmers and youth under farm and non-farm interventions with increased income levels. The company’s focus communication to enable behavioural changes resulted in safe water, health and sanitation practices adoption by over 6.08 lakh people. Under its education excellence initiative, 1.6 lakh children’s academic performance was improved.
It has also implemented several initiatives for Employment, Entrepreneurship, Employability, Education and Essential Amenities for the communities around its operating sites, under its Affirmative Action Program.
It supported 1192 SHG (self-help Group) members from the Affirmative Action community for income generation activities like poultry, handicrafts etc., while 5228 youths from dalit and tribal communities were trained by TPSDI (Tata Power Skill Development Institute) to help find livelihood in the power sector.
Tata also supported 1539 dalit and tribal farmers in systemic rice intensification, improved varieties of seeds, advanced technology and integrated watershed management practices.
Supporting the philosophy Swachh Bharat Mission, it collaborated with local administration for water sanitation and undertook hygiene issues to make Open Defecation Free Villages sensitizing communities through community-led total sanitation campaigns.
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