Mumbai – In continuation with its efforts towards environment conservation, Tata Power, India’s largest integrated private power utility, is now collaborating with Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research (BVIEER) for Environment Education Programme in five schools each in Maval and Mulshi area, Raigad District, to help the schools towards sustainable environment education.
The programme highlights a structured action-oriented environment education program based on sustainable development. The main objective of the program is to educate school students about their immediate environment and impart knowledge about the eco-system, their inter-dependence and their need for survival through visits and demonstrations, and to mobilize youngsters by instilling in them the spirit of scientific inquiry into environmental problems and involving them in the efforts of environmental preservation.
Speaking on the initiative, Mr. Mahesh Paranjpe, Head – Hydro-stations, Tata Power, said, “The solution to many environmental problems lie in our attitude towards our environment, be it awareness to keep our surroundings clean or the realization to conserve natural resources by using and recycling wherever possible. The best way to attempt is to bring a change in the society through our children since they are the future and also credible influencers in the family.”
Dr. Erach Bharucha, Director – BVIEER, said, “The training programme is based on the NCERT curriculum and now we want to introduce education sustainability in the education process.”
Recently, a consortium of Indian institutes that includes BVIEER, CEE, NCERT, TERI, etc., has been identified to guide and coordinate the training programme.
Tata Power has presence in Maval and Mulshi villages (through 6 lakes) in Raigadh District. The catchment area village students study in various schools run by Pune Zilla Parishad. Tata Power has contributed towards construction of classrooms and till date has constructed over 65 classrooms in Maval & Mulshi.
About Tata Power
Tata Power is India’s largest private sector power utility with an installed generation capacity of over 3182 MW and a presence in all segments of the power sector viz. Generation (thermal, hydro, solar and wind), Transmission, Distribution and Trading. The Company has successful public-private partnerships in Generation, Transmission and Distribution – ‘North Delhi Power Ltd.’ 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. It has acquired 30% stake in Coal Companies at Indonesia and is developing the first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology. For more information, visit www.tatapower.com.
Source: Tata Power.