Tata Power’s Maithon Power builds a new school campus in Dombhui, Jharkhand

Dhanbad: Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, has always focused on imparting quality education to the children of its communities, thereby, ensuring a better future for them. In line with this philosophy, Tata Power’s Maithon Power (MPL), along with Tata Power Trading Company (TPTCL) and Tata Power Community Development Trust (TPCDT), built a new campus with state-of-the-art facilities for the students of Upgraded Middle School, Dombhui.

The objective of this initiative is to provide the children with an environment that is conducive to effective education. The new campus has fully furnished classrooms equipped with all the requisite facilities, storage facilities, separate toilets for boys and girls, solar-powered drinking water facility, as well as a playground.

Speaking at the inauguration, K Chandrasekhar, CEO and ED, MPL, said, “Education being the primary driver for any community to grow and progress, it has always remained a priority area of intervention for our company. Along with the softer intervention like focus on pedagogy and learning, basic infrastructure viz. proper classrooms, playgrounds and hygienic environment has also been equally important in generating interest of students in education. We, at Tata Power, hope this initiative will bring a substantial interest among the students towards education, and that it will reflect in academic progress subsequently.”

MPL, Tata Power’s 74:26 joint venture with Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC), has been working towards bringing improvements in the lives of children studying in government schools since 2010, and has achieved substantial progress in the sector. The intervention has now evolved from activity-based learning to the next level, where the company has facilitated digital learning by establishing digital classrooms in 33 schools around Maithon Power Station, directly benefiting around 3,000 students.

In 2015, MPL adopted Dombhui under Adarsh Gram Yojna and, since then, has been able to make substantial impact in life of the villagers by developing key infrastructures in the village.