TSPL wins Greentech CSR Award for promoting sustainable agricultural practices in rural Punjab

TSPL wins Greentech CSR Award for promoting sustainable agricultural

Talwandi Sabo Power Limited (TSPL), the largest thermal power plant in Punjab, won the prestigious Greentech CSR award for outstanding achievement in the promotion of sustainable agriculture, at an online award ceremony organized by Greentech Foundation on 1st October 2020. TSPL’s CSR project in sustainable livelihood ‘Navi Disha’, benefits over 1100 farmers from 26 villages in the company’s periphery, helping them reduce input costs, adopt advanced agricultural practices and improve production from their agricultural lands.

Punjab is an agrarian economy, with a major share of agriculture and allied activities in the country. Over the years this agrarian economy has evolved from subsistence farming to commercial farming. Under Navi Disha project, TSPL has organized several trainings and workshops on modern agricultural practices, integrated pest management and optimized use of chemical fertilizers for the farmers of Mansa & Bathinda District, resulting in increased saving on inputs costs of Rabi crops by 12% and on Kharif crops by 52%.   

Expressing his gratitude on receiving the accolade, Mr. Vikas Sharma, CEO and WTD of TSPL said, “TSPL is on a mission to transform the rural agrarian economy of Punjab’s Mansa & Bathinda District through structured interventions in sustainable farming. The Greentech CSR award is a testimony to the endeavors of all the farmers who have put to practice the knowledge and skills gained during the training sessions organized by us. In line with our commitment to give back to the community, we shall continue to support Punjab’s farmers in all possible ways, helping them increase their produce and profitability.”

Expressing his gratitude to TSPL for the project, Mandeep Singh, a farmer from Gharangna village said, “Navi Disha project has helped me save close to Rs. 45,000 by significantly reducing the amount of chemical sprays I used on my field earlier. The project team also encouraged me to develop a vegetable nursery, which is fetching me an additional income of Rs 1.5 lakhs today. I am thankful to TSPL for this wonderful initiative. These interventions have helped the farming community here immensely.”

TSPL has been at the forefront of Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives in Mansa & Bathinda District of Punjab and has undertaken several social development projects around the plant site contributing towards socio economic development of the area. In the changing paradigm of social fabric due to the pandemic, TSPL is shouldering the responsibilities with district and police administration with full dedication and perseverance.

Vedanta’s Talwandi Sabo Power Limited (TSPL) is a supercritical 1980 MW world-class thermal power plant in Banawala, Mansa district, Punjab and supplies 100% of the electricity it generates to Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd. TSPL deploys globally benchmarked environment and safety practices making it Punjab’s greenest thermal power plant, and among the foremost zero-harm, zero-waste, zero-discharge thermal power producers in the country. The plant has been instrumental in the socio-economic development of the region since inception.

About Vedanta Limited

Vedanta Limited, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Limited, is one of the world’s leading Oil & Gas and Metals company with significant operations in Oil & Gas, Zinc, Lead, Silver, Copper, Iron Ore, Steel, and Aluminium & Power across India, South Africa, Namibia, and Australia. For two decades, Vedanta has been contributing to India’s growth story, currently contributing 1 percent of India’s GDP. The company is among the top private sector contributors to the exchequer with the highest ever contribution of INR 42,560 Crore in FY 2019.

Governance and sustainable development are at the core of Vedanta’s strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety, and environment and on enhancing the lives of local communities. The company has been conferred the CII-ITC Sustainability Award, the FICCI CSR Award, Dun & Bradstreet Awards in Metals & Mining, and certified as a Great Place to Work. Vedanta Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange in India and has ADRs listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

About Vedanta Aluminium and Power

Vedanta Aluminium, a part of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of aluminium, producing almost half of India’s aluminium or 1.9 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) in FY20, and is also one of the largest private power producers in the country. It is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. With its world-class smelters, power plants and alumina refinery spread across India, the company fulfills its mission of spurring emerging applications of aluminium as the ‘Metal of the Future’ for a greener tomorrow.

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