Tata Power's hydro plants continue to help villages get drinking water in Maharashtra
Pune: As part of its endeavour to support its communities, Tata Power recently supported two grampanchayats th Inglun and Wadeshwar from Maval catchment th for the drinking water scheme sanctioned under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme.
(Media-Newswire.com) - Pune: As part of its endeavour to support its communities, Tata Power recently supported two grampanchayats – Inglun and Wadeshwar from Maval catchment – for the drinking water scheme sanctioned under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme.
According to the programme, the zilla parishad sanctions drinking water to villagers who have an available water source. The scheme is designed and sanctioned by the zilla parishad. The grampanchayat is then requested to pay an initial amount of 10 percent. The cost being huge, Tata Power, on behalf of the grampanchayat, pays the 10 percent to the zilla parishad. The schemes are designed for a period of 25 years and thus assure water at the doorstep for villages.
The total project cost for Inglun is Rs48,06,820 and for Wadeshwar the cost is Rs49,70,265. Tata Power has provided the 10 percent amount for both the schemes. Both schemes together will benefit around 3,800 villagers till 2027. Since 1980, Tata Power has helped 24 villages in Mulshi and 20 villages in Maval to get water to their doorsteps. Over 14,000 villagers have benefited through these schemes.
Speaking on the initiative, Mahesh Paranjpe, head, hydros, Tata Power, said, “This initiative in hydro to support through 10 percent contribution is a good example of public-private partnership project to improve the lives of local community in our catchment villages. It will be our endeavour to support many such value-adding initiatives.”
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