September 14, 2017

Tata Power's Maithon Power distributes flood relief items among flood-affected villages of Sitamarhi district

Patna, Muzaffarpur, Ranchi and Dhanbad: Maithon Power (MPL), a 74:26 joint venture between Tata Power and Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC), has been relentlessly contributing towards the welfare of the communities that surround its area of operation and the nation at large. In line with this commitment, Tata Power’s Maithon power plant distributed flood relief items among flood-affected villagers of Sitamarhi district in Bihar under the Tata Bihar Floods Relief Program 2017 that was launched by Tata Sustainability Group (TSG) under the banner of One Tata Response. The convener of the programme was appointed by TSG and accordingly K Chandrashekhar, ED and CEO, MPL, duly supported by several other Tata group companies.

Maithon Power distributed flood relief items among flood-affected villagers of Sitamarhi district

Under this programme, each flood-affected family was provided two mosquito nets, one Tata Swaach water filter, two high-quality tarpaulin sheets, one solar lantern cum mobile charger. As part of the relief initiative, the NGO partners (Action Aid) and volunteers of ‘One Tata Response’ demonstrated the use of all items to the villagers so that they could make efficient use of these essential commodities. The relief programme targeted to distribute the above-mentioned relief items to approximately 3,000 affected families of various districts of Sitamarhi, Muzaffarpur, East Champaran and West Champaran, and about 362 families of Bhadadih, Sonpura, Rakhiya, Runni and Shivnagar villages.

Speaking on this initiative, Chandrashekhar, CEO and ED, MPL, said, “Maithon Power Limited and Tata Power’s philosophy is built on a strong social outlook. Through this initiative, we intend to help those affected by the recent floods by supplying them with commodities that will not only help them today but also in the future. The relief items consisting of technologically forward products, such as water filters, mosquito nets, will help these people in gaining an advantage over the immediate effects of flooding like rise in water borne diseases and insect problems. The solar lanterns cum mobile chargers will help these villagers with light and mobile charging solutions to stay safe in the nights. We are grateful to our NGO partner as well as volunteers who have helped in this relief efforts.”

The families who received the relief items thanked the volunteers of One Tata Response, local NGO (Action Aid) partner representatives, MPL and the Tata group for the visionary and missionary help extended to them. Taking note of actual on-ground devastation, Mr Chandrashekhar also advised the team to initiate relief works through activities of water dis-infection of water bodies such as wells and hand pumps through spraying of bleaching powders in areas where flood water has created stagnant water bodies. This will help in controlling the emergence of any water borne epidemic disease in the flood-affected area.