Indian power company TATA Power has installed 45 solar powered street lights in a village in Orissa. The company is looking to install more lights in the surrounding areas in the future as well as help generate self-employment opportunities through renewable energy projects. TATA Power India’s largest integrated private power company is lighting up lives of the people at Naraj Marthapur through renewable energy sources. The Company has installed 45 solar powered streetlights in and around the villages in Naraj Marthapur thereby ensuring that the village common areas which were insufficiently lit before are now replaced with bright lights.

TATA Power has always endeavored to make a difference in the lives of the locals around its area of operations. The installation of solar streetlights is an effort towards providing a robust infrastructure and through innovative efforts.

TATA Power conducted an in-depth outreach program to understand the shortfalls on the basic infrastructure prevailing around Naraj Marthapur. Taking cognizance of this requirement and in consultation with Advanced Power State Management local villagers and Sarpanchs, TATA Power zeroed upon 45 locations which did not have electric supply.

Mr Purushottam Thakur GM Projects TATA Power said that “This is a unique and innovative initiative that TATA Power has undertaken and also forms a part of our sustainability agenda. We are certain the people will appreciate our efforts towards lighting up their villages. We will continue to extend our support to these village communities.”

TATA Power plans to put some more solar lights in and around the villages in the near future. The Company is already engaged in various community initiatives to create self employment opportunities in the region including for omen of Naraj Marthapur are being trained to be empowered.