Tata Power, India's largest integrated power company, has always undertaken various initiatives with an aim to improve the quality of life, and ensure holistic development of its surrounding communities. The company has proudly carried its CSR legacy towards 'Sustained Inclusiveness' and being a 'neighbour of choice'. Reinforcing its commitment towards nation building, Tata Power has successfully touched over half a million lives through the CSR initiatives designed to promote Education, Health, Livelihood, Social Capital and Nurturing Sustainability.
The Tata Power Community Development Trust acts as development vehicle for driving these initiatives. Tata Power has undertaken activities in the five major thrust areas, which includes:-
Augmenting Primary Education System with emphasis on girl child education (VIDYA)
Through VIDYA, Tata Power enhanced the access to education for community children and increased their attendance rate, thus eliminating school dropouts through various interventions. The Education Excellence program awarded scholarships for students. It spearheaded an innovative learning concept – Bala, aimed at creating child friendly, learning and fun based physical environment in school infrastructure. The educational initiatives have impacted over 210000 students across various regions. o ignored
Building and Strengthening Healthcare Facilities (AROGYA) including safe drinking water
In the healthcare area, the company started curative healthcare services which treated more than 80,000 patients at mobile health vans. Through awareness sessions, it reached out to more than 60000 people. More than 50,000 patients were treated through the Lifeline express facility.
Nurturing Sustainability for Inclusive Growth (AKSHAY)
The intervention was aimed at bringing people and nature together to work in harmony towards the socio-economic development of the communities. Tata Power’s Model Village initiative started in line with the nation’s vision on developing model villages to build a stronger India, implemented its first phase across10 select villages. Around 310 households in 5 villages were provided three 5 MW LED lights on unique “pre-paid” model. The program also helped youth rediscover their full potential through Sports Coaching classes.
Enhancing Programs on Livelihood (SAMRIDDHI) & Employability (DAKSH)
The initiative created spaces where the communities can save, build assets, adopt new livelihoods, and see new opportunities for themselves and their families. It provided livelihood for people through agricultural practices and employability for youth and women.
Building Social Capital and Infrastructure (SANRACHNA)
This program created social infrastructure that aided in creating opportunities for development and upliftment of communities. More than 80,000 people benefitted through this program.
Speaking about the achievement, Mr. Ashok Sethi, COO & ED, Tata Power, said, “We, at Tata Power have always believed that companies must give back to the society on a sustainable basis. CSR is an integral part of Tata business philosophy and Tata Power has always remained aligned to it. The programs are created keeping in mind the holistic growth of the community and nation. As a part of collective responsibility towards nation building, Tata Power will continue to engage with key stakeholders including community to sustain the desired outcomes in the long run.”
Tata Power Group companies’ CSR spend in FY’16 stood at Rs. 47.02 crores. The year 2016 also marked the commencement of four state-of-the-art Tata Power Skill Development Institutes in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Jharkhand wherein more than 17000 work days were generated through 16 different vocational courses. In FY16, Tata Power was ranked 2nd in CSR by Economic Times and IIM Udaipur Survey for CSR initiatives in 2014-15.
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