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17 Mar 2021 -Lucknow Tata Power’s ‘Powerlinks’ inaugurates community toilet blocks and water filtration units in Barabanki district, Uttar Pradesh

~Curbs open defecation and provides clean and safe drinking water to 250 families~

Tata Power's Powerlinks Transmission Limited recently inaugurated 2 community toilet blocks and 2 water filtration units in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district as a part of its 'Swacch Gaon Swacch Jal' initiative. Under this initiative, the company successfully curbed open defecation and provided clean and safe drinking water to 250 families in Saraiya and Mainahar villages of the region.

One of the most prevalent challenges faced by these villagers, especially young girls and women was open defecation, resulting in gynecological problems making it both unhygienic and uncomfortable for them. By constructing community toilet blocks, Tata Power not only laid a huge emphasis on the usage of toilets but also encouraged a behavioral change amongst the female population by hosting various awareness programs in schools, communities as well as individual households.

Through this initiative, the company has successfully managed to increase and sustain the attendance of girls in school by serving them with a safe and hygienic defecation area as well as sensitised them about the importance of using & maintaining cleanliness of toilet blocks to avoid diseases.

Besides this, Tata Power has also installed water filtration units with a capacity of 100 litres per day providing access to clean and safe drinking water to the families residing in these villages thereby, ensuring less probability of illness amongst them.

"As a responsible organization, we have always focused on promoting health, hygiene and sanitation practices amongst our communities through various initiatives. Through 'Swacch Gaon, Swacch Jal', we aim to ensure quality of life and healthy environment for these villagers, especially female population. We would like to thank our team for their endless efforts in helping us sensitise these villagers and look forward to undertake similar initiatives in the future," said Ms Kiran Gupta, CEO & ED, Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.

Inaugurated by Ms. Kiran Gupta, CEO & ED, Powerlinks Transmission Ltd., the ceremony was graced by Mr C P Srivastava, Head O&M and Ms Diksha Singh, Head HR Head-Business HR PTL, TPTCL & CSR PTL followed by music & dance performances from school students.

About Tata Power:

Tata Power is India's largest integrated power company and, together with its subsidiaries & jointly controlled entities, has an installed/managed capacity of 12,792 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 nearly 2.7 GW of renewable energy assets in solar and wind and another 1.2 GW of hydro and waste-heat based assets, Tata Power has 3.9 GW of clean energy generation. This accounts for 31% of the Company's portfolio making Tata Power 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, micro grids 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 Vitaran 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 9.5 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 its 105 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