Balasore, 25th December, 2022: TP Northern Odisha Distribution Limited (TPNODL), the joint venture between Tata Power and Odisha government for power distribution in Northern Odisha, today organised an event to felicitate 150 Women Self Help Groups (WSHGs) under Mayurbhanj district. Sarees, badges and I’D cards were distributed to the women by Shri Pratap Keshari Deb Hon’ble Cabinet Minister-Energy, Industries and MSME, Govt. of Odisha. The event was held in NOCCI Business Park, Balasore.
Other esteemed guests present on this occasion included Shri Anant Dash, Member of Legislative Assembly-Bhogarai, Shri Sudhanshu Sekhar Parida, Member of Legislative Assembly-Remuna, Shri Narayan Chandra Pradhan President Zila Parishad, Shri Bhaskar Sarkar, CEO TPNODL, Shri Dushyant Kumar Tyagi, Chief of Commerce and CSR, Shri Dillip Kumar Sahoo Head-CSR, Shri Kshirod Kumar Behera AGM Electrical, and Shri ChittaRanjan Pradhan, PRO along with other senior officials of the company.
TPNODL has engaged 320 Women Self Help Groups (WSGs) in Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts which provides direct employment to 640 women and indirect employment opportunities to 3,600 women through this initiative. These women also called as Urja Sakhis have been provided with livelihood skills through digital tech and knowledge of consumer-centric operation viz Meter reading, Billing, and Collection (MBC) activities enabling them to become self-employed.
“I congratulate Team TPNODL for helping women through this initiative. This unique initiative is a step towards women empowerment and nation’s development” said Shri Pratap Keshari Deb Hon’ble Cabinet Minister-Energy, Industries and MSME, Govt. of Odisha.
“TPNODL is committed towards empowerment and social entrepreneurship. We are extremely happy to felicitate Women Self Help Groups. Meter reading, Billing, and Collection (MBC) and are the most crucial tools for any power distribution company to function at its full potential and the sincere efforts put in by the WSHGs in meter reading and bill collection are commendable and exemplary.” said Mr Bhaskar Sarkar, Chief Executive Officer, TP Northern Odisha Distribution Limited.