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16 Apr 2019 -Mumbai Tata Power facilitates to implement Food Security Act for subsidised food grains to vulnerable communities in Mumbai’s M Ward

~ Collaborates with Food and Civil Supply Department & Rationing Kruti Samiti ~
~ Organises 80 camps in 30 slum clusters and enrols over 27,000 families ~

A healthy populace ensures a healthy economy. Keeping this in mind, Tata Power’s CSR team at Trombay provided support to enrol financially vulnerable families in the Public Distribution System in and around its operational area. Under its ADHIKAAR initiative, a financial inclusion programme of the company, it collaborated with the Food and Civil Supply Department for filling forms and provide documentation support to the economically backward communities of Mumbai’s M ward.

Mumbai’s M ward is densely populated with slum dwellers and is lowest in Human Development Index compared to the other wards of the city. As per a recent TISS study, 39% of the population can afford only one meal a day, 45% children (0 to 5 yrs.) experience a stunted growth and 35% children (0 to 5 yrs.) are malnourished.

With the help of 8680 employee volunteers, Tata Power’s CSR team successfully organized 80 camps in 30 slum clusters and managed to enrol over 27,000 families (of 1,30,000 people approximately) making them eligible to receive subsidised food grains at low cost.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power said, “Tata Group has always been a value driven organisation. As a part of Tata’s, we integrate environmental and social principles in our businesses ensuring that what comes from the people goes back to them substantially. Through this initiative, we aim to materialise Tata Power’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of zero hunger and ensure good health through various initiatives in future. We would also like to thank the Food & Civil Supply Department for giving us the opportunity to support them in their endeavours.”

With Tata Power’s linkage to the government schemes, economically backward families will receive food grains at subsidised rate of Rs. 5 kg/ per person/ per month; wheat at Rs. 2/- kg and rice at Rs. 3/- kg. This will help facilitate the daily calorie requirement of 2100 calories per adult per day. The company frequently organises rationing camps with the help of local SHGs, Community Based Organisations and key community leaders by conducting awareness camps for the communities.

About Tata Power:

Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company and, together with its subsidiaries & jointly controlled entities, has an installed capacity of 10857 MW. A pioneer in the field, it has a presence across the entire power value chain: Generation of renewable as well as conventional power including hydro and thermal energy; transmission & distribution, trading and coal & freight logistics. With renewable energy assets in solar and wind accounting for 22% of the company's portfolio, Tata Power is a leader in clean energy generation. In line with the company's view on sustainable and clean energy development, Tata Power is steering the transformation of utilities to integrated solutions by looking at new business growth in EV charging & storage, distributed generation & rooftops, microgrids and home automation & smart meters.

It has successful public-private partnerships in generation, transmission & distribution in India namely: ‘Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd.’ with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi; 'Tata Power Ajmer Distribution Ltd.' with Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd. for distribution in Ajmer; 'Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.' with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi; 'Maithon Power Ltd.' with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand. Tata Power is serving more than 2.6 million distribution consumers in India and has developed the country’s first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology.

With growing international focus, Tata Power's global presence includes strategic investments in Indonesia through a 30% stake in the coal company PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC); 26% stake in mines at PT Baramulti Suksessarana Tbk (BSSR); in Singapore through Trust Energy Resources; in South Africa through a joint venture called ‘Cennergi’ to develop projects in sub-Sahara Africa; in Zambia through a 50:50 joint venture with ZESCO for 120 MW Hydro project; in Georgia through AGL which is a joint venture with Clean Energy, Norway & IFC for development of 187 MW hydro project; in Bhutan through a hydro project in partnership with The Royal Government of Bhutan.

With its 103 years track record of technology leadership, project execution excellence, world-class safety processes, customer care and driving green initiatives, Tata Power is poised for multi-fold growth and committed to 'lighting up lives' for generations to come. Visit us at: www.tatapower.com