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27 May 2019 -Mumbai Tata Power curbs the prevalence of Tobacco consumption amongst 1800 children under its ‘ARPAN’ initiative

~Sensitises adolescents along with 100 migrant and 50 Anganwadi workers in Trombay as a part of the Tata Volunteering Week II~

Adolescence is one of the most important phases of a child’s life. The experiences that children undergo during this phase have a long lasting impact on them and play an important role in shaping up their future. Keeping this in mind, Tata Power sensitised over 1800 children under its ‘ARPAN’ initiative on the ill effects of consuming Tobacco. The company also educated and trained over 100 migrant workers and 50 Anganwadi workers regarding it during the Tata Volunteering Week II.

Mr. Ashish Bhat (Head Performance and Efficiency) and Mr. Kaushik Ranjan (Head -Coal Logistic and Plant) conducted 15 Behavioural Communication Change Sessions across 10 schools and communities in the vicinity. They also empowered around 50 Anganwadi workers with knowledge and skills to sensitise children in their surrounding areas.

Since a large number of these individuals belong to the lower socio-economic background residing in slum clusters/rehabilitation settlements, they are highly susceptible to being exposed to tobacco chewing or smoking through family members and/or peer groups.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power said, “Well-being of our operational communities have always been at the heart of Tata Power. These children are the future of our country and as a responsible corporate we consider it as our responsibility to sensitise them about the ill-effects of a serious issue like Tobacco consumption. Through this initiative, we aim to materialise Tata Power’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of ensuring good health and wellbeing amongst children.” 

Tata Power uses innovative methods like Pictorial presentations, Documentary films, Q&A sessions, Group discussions, Counselling sessions etc. to address the most pressing issues like these in an effective manner.

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