OREANDA-NEWS. June 26, 2012. Tata Power, India's largest integrated utility organized a special ‘No plastic campaign’ at Kandagara village in Gujarat. The campaign was organized by a group of women employees from  Mundra team.

This initiative was organized to encourage environment conservation by reducing the usage of plastic materials. The village women and children were shown the importance of using homemade cotton bags for their day to day usage instead of plastic bags at  an event organized  at Anganwadi in Village Kandagara, Mundra.

The locals were also educated on the degradation of the quality of food when stored in plastic bags, non bio-degradable characteristic of plastic that renders it difficult for disposal and also its detrimental effects on the environment in general.

Speaking on the campaign, Mr. K.K. Sharma Head CGPL said “We are delighted with the success of this initiative, the response received has been very positive. We would like to thank our women employees who have taken up this initiative.”

In this appeal to stop using plastic bags, various alternatives were suggested and the village women and children were taught to make different kinds of reusable eco-friendly bags.

Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company with a significant international presence. The Company has an installed generation capacity of 5297 MW in India and a presence in all the segments of the power sector viz Generation (thermal, hydro, solar and wind), Transmission, Distribution and Trading. It has successful public-private partnerships in Generation, Transmission and Distribution in India namely “Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited" 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 is one of the largest renewable energy players in India and is developing country’s first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology. Its international presence includes strategic investments in Indonesia through 30% stake in coal mines and a geothermal project; in Singapore through Trust Energy Resources to securitise coal supply and the shipping of coal for its thermal power generation operations; in South Africa through a joint venture called ‘Cennergi’ to develop projects in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia; in Australia through investments in enhanced geothermal and clean coal technologies and in Bhutan through a hydro project in partnership with The Royal Government of Bhutan. With its track record of technology leadership, project execution excellence, world class safety processes, customer care and driving green initiatives, Tata Power is poised for a multi-fold growth and committed to 'lighting up lives' for generations to come.