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Tata Power's Club Enerji launches 'Waste Management Module' across the country July 28, 2014

  • Aims at sensitising more than 2 million citizens nationwide
  • Students from over 280 schools to collect plastic bottles for recycling

Tata Power's nationwide energy and resource conservation movement, Club Enerji, has been relentlessly working towards spreading the message of judicious use and conservation of energy across the country. In its 7th year of success, Club Enerji today announced the launch of Waste Management Module' as a part of its Resource Conservation Programme. The Resource Conservation Module lays strong emphasis on saving water, fuel, paper, and electricity, and has successfully imparted knowledge on fuel conservation, water management and energy conservation to lakhs of students.

The objective of the Waste Management module is to educate students about the repercussions of waste dumping on the environment, and its impact on the quality of soil, air and the ecosystem as a whole. The module aims to provide a platform to more than 2 lakh students to share and expand their understanding, thereby, bringing about a chain-reaction that can significantly reduce generation of waste and increase efficient waste management in the country.

Speaking on this initiative, Mr Anil Sardana, Managing Director, Tata Power, stated, "Today's youth are tomorrow's decision makers, and it is vital to mobilise and educate them with the knowledge that will help bring about an important change. By mobilising the youth with the knowledge to effectively treat waste, Club Enerji aims to spread the message further to their families and reach out to the communities at large. The module also encourages students to form their own mini clubs in their societies to reach out to more citizens."

This year, to make the module a bigger success, a mass drive will be undertaken by the students. The students will collect plastic bottles and recycle them into t-shirts for Club Enerji's 'Energy Champions'. By educating young students about the ramifications of waste dumping, the module aims to inspire the young minds to inculcate basic precautionary steps in their daily lives to combat this problem.

While a lot of initiatives focus on waste reduction, effective waste management of the existing piles of waste around the world remains a topic of concern. The Waste Management Module addresses the root cause of the problem – 'how waste is generated, how it impacts the environment, its long term consequences, and the small steps that can be taken to curb and treat it effectively'.

About Tata Power Club Energi:
Tata Power started its school outreach programme, "Tata Power Energy Club" in 2007. In 2009, Club Enerji took its next big leap, with the programme turning into a national movement, covering more than 400 schools across Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Belgaum, Jamshedpur and Lonavla and further attained a new milestone of achieving over one million citizens sensitisation and more than one million units energy savings. School children, from Class III to Class IX, are taught the importance of conserving energy through innovative modules which include audio-visuals and power point presentations. Children are imparted energy saving and resource conservation tips during these sessions, usage of which have shown dramatic savings. Club Enerji reached out to more than 7 million, collectively saved 11.2 million units of electricity and is present in 11 cities across 400 schools in India.

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 [8613] MW in India 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 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. 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") and a geothermal project; in Singapore through Trust Energy Resources to securitise 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 South Africa, Botswana and Namibia; 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

For further information, please contact:

Shalini Singh
Chief, Corporate Communications
The Tata Power Company Limited
Phone: 022 - 6665 8748
Email: shalinis@tatapower.com

Payal Tiwari / Aneesha Singh
Rediffusion / Edelman
9920 483225 / 9820 741240
Email: payal.tiwari@edelman.com
Aneesha.Singh@edelman.com


 
   
 
 
 
 
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