- Tata Power, India's largest integrated power company, has always undertaken various activities with an aim to improve the quality of life and uplift the economic conditions of its surrounding communities. In line with this, Tata Power organised an awareness session for the destitute women to avail the benefits of government schemes in Dherand and Shahapur villages, Maharashtra.
The objective of this initiative was to sensitise the women in the villages, especially the widows about their rights, and enable them to enroll in government beneficiary schemes. A total of 42 self help group (SHG) members participated in the session which was followed by a form filling exercise. The attendees were informed about various schemes including National Assistance Schemes and pension schemes.
Speaking on the initiative, Ashok Sethi, COO and ED, Tata Power, said “We, at Tata Power have always been committed to the well-being of our communities. We always strive hard to empower the community, especially women to enable them with a bright and secured future and also aid towards their financial and social empowerment. This session will make them aware of various benefits provided by the government and help uplift the society at large. We are extremely delighted with the response we have received for this awareness session.”
Key functionaries including Sudheer Thale, sarpanch and Madhuri Bhoir, gramsevika of the group gram panchayat, Shahapur, also participated in the session. During FY17, Tata Power targets to enroll 33 destitute widows and old age people in various government pension schemes. Out of these, 10 cases have already been taken up with the revenue department.