November 16, 2017

Tata Power Community Development Trust arranges Jalpoojan in Ahmednagar

Celebrates water conservation efforts by way of water management, water budgeting and group farming

Tata Power Community Development Trust (TPCDT) has always worked for the betterment of lives of its communities and improving their quality of life. In line with this objective, a Jalpoojan ceremony was arranged by Tata Power Community Development Trust (TPCDT) to appreciate the work done in rural Maharashtra at its wind operation sites in the thematic areas of watershed, livelihood and good governance.

TPCDT organises Jalpoojan in Ahmednagar to appreciate work done in rural Maharahtra at its wind operation sites

Present at the occasion were Abhay Mahajan, district collector, Ahmednagar; Rahul Shah, CEO and executive director of Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL); Anjali Wazir, head, programme management, TPCDT, and other dignitaries.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Mahajan, district collector, Ahmednagar, applauded the work done by TPCDT. He said, “It is need of hour to work on water management, water budgeting and group farming in the villages. He also emphasised that corporate bodies and civil society organisations should come ahead to create warehouses for preserving the agricultural produce of the farmers and create alternative market possibilities.”

Applauding the legacy of the Tata group that spans over 100 years in the welfare of the marginalised in rural Maharashtra, Mr Shah, CEO and executive director, TPREL, said, “We encourage people to be more participative in the development of the village. We wish to enhance the voluntary movement to make the village plastic free, thus promoting nature-friendly environment. It is very satisfying to see the outcomes of TPCDT’s initiatives in the sector of watershed, livelihood, good governance and sustainable agriculture through organic way of farming such as (vermi compost, bio compost, bd compost, bio gas units, Jeevamrut, etc.)

The dignitaries present also visited the BD compost unit and Jeevamrut (organic slurry) prepared by the SHG women farmers engaged in organic farming. Mr Mahajan inquired about its usage in their farm and advised them to link their units to MNREGA scheme to avail the government subsidy.  He spent more than two hours with the villagers and visited actual work done by TPCDT. During his visit to the ZP Primary School, he emphasised the need for education and overall development of children. He highlighted that children should be vigilant to the changes happening around them and become good citizens. He also paid rich tributes to Late Jamsetji Tata for his contribution to the Indian Industry and their welfare initiatives.

The newly elected Sarpanch, Satish Dhawale, in his speech thanked TPCDT for their contribution in the development of the village and extended his support for the development of the village. He urged the district collector to include the village in the list of Jal Yukta Shivir Abhiyan for making a sustainable village as far as water is concerned.  Ms Wazir, head, programme management, expressed gratitude to the dignitaries and all present for their involvement in the development initiatives. She urged a holistic approach of the community, government and TPCDT for the overall development of the area.