Tata Power organises visit to Mahseer hatchery in Lonavala
Tata power, India’s largest integrated power company works endlessly to contribute towards the all-inclusive growth and development of children. In line with this commitment, Tata Power organised and hosted a Mahseer Hatchery visit for Club Enerji students under its ‘Act for Mahseer’ initiative at Walwhan, Lonavala.
The objective of this initiative was to sensitise awareness amongst school students on the Mahseer Conservation. Approximately 40 students participated from St. Lawrence High School, Kandivali East and St. Xavier’s High School to break the monotony of classroom learning and exposed children to experiential education. In the tour of the Mahseer hatchery, children were explained the various conservation methods to save this mighty fish along with the reasons for it being endangered. All attendees were shown the various life stages of Mahseer; from eggs to fingerlings and finally a fish.
Speaking on the visit, Mr. Mahesh Paranjape, Chief - Corporate Ops (Hydro & RO), Tata Power, stated, “We, at Tata Power are very passionate about our “Act for Mahseer” initiative and it was started even before ecological problems had become a concern. With the given environmental conditions, we believe that it is of utmost importance that children imbibe such values in their system that sustainable development is not only discussed as an ideal situation but evolves into practicality. We are delighted to see the excitement and curiosity in children as they learn about the need to save Mahseer fishes. I would like to thank all students and teachers from both schools for co-operating and taking interest in this initiative. We will continue to organise such initiatives in the future as well.”
‘Act for Mahseer’ is a call to action public campaign aimed at spreading awareness about the mighty Mahseer to help preserve this valuable fish species in a big way at the national level. The programme has been launched with a three-pronged approach to educate, engage and empower Mahseer lovers. The first visit witnessed an overwhelming response from the students. The initiative will further reinforce Tata Power’s commitment towards educational initiatives in its operational areas and will help in strengthening relationship with its communities.
About Tata Power:
Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company with a growing international presence. The Company together with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities has an installed gross generation capacity of 10477 MW and a presence in all the segments of the power sector viz. Fuel Security and Logistics, Generation (thermal, hydro, solar and wind), Transmission, Distribution and Trading. It has successful public-private partnerships in Generation, Transmission and Distribution in India namely “Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited" with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi, 'Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.' with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi and '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. It is also one of the largest renewable energy players in India with a clean energy portfolio of 3042 MW. Its international presence includes strategic investments in Indonesia through a 30% stake in the leading coal company PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC), 26% stake in mines at PT Baramulti Suksessarana Tbk ("BSSR"); in Singapore through Trust Energy Resources to securitize coal supply and the shipping of coal for its thermal power generation operations; in South Africa through a joint venture called ‘Cennergi’ to develop projects in sub-Sahara Africa; in Zambia through 50:50 joint venture with ZESCO for 120 MW Hydro which has become operational in 2016; in Georgia through AGL which is a joint venture with Clean Energy, Norway & IFC for development of 185 MW hydro project which is scheduled to be commissioned in 2016; in Australia through investments in enhanced geothermal and clean coal technologies and in Bhutan through a hydro project in partnership with The Royal Government of Bhutan. With its track record of technology leadership, project execution excellence, world class safety processes, customer care and driving green initiatives, Tata Power is poised for a multi-fold growth and committed to 'lighting up lives' for generations to come”. Visit us at: www.tatapower.com