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Moving towards a ‘sea’ change

Moving towards a ‘sea’ change | Community Development | Scoop.it
Children from fishermen families who migrate to Tragadi Bunder with their parents to engage in fishing do not get access to quality education owing to poor infrastructure. It deprives them of their right to education. During migration, education is the first causality as their studies are seriously hindered.  Lack of quality education has been a…
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Kanthi Area Livelihood Programme: Promoting animal husbandry

Kanthi Area Livelihood Programme: Promoting animal husbandry | Community Development | Scoop.it
Lack of availability of fodder, coupled with severe water shortage has been a major concern in the entire Kutch region. As most of people living in the Kutch Region are engaged in animal husbandry, access to high-quality fodder is a must. Lack of adequate grazing lands has further added to the concerns of the local…
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CGPL Sings of Safety

CGPL Sings of Safety | Community Development | Scoop.it
In a power plant, usually, the safety mechanism is installed only when all construction works are complete and the unit begins to operate. This is the prevailing practice in the industry. In Kutch district of Gujarat, at the project site of Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL), the wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power, it was…
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CGPL brings about a behavioural change on waste management

CGPL brings about a behavioural change on waste management | Community Development | Scoop.it
The problem of waste treatment is severe in rural areas across India where it is becoming increasingly difficult to collect, transport, dispose and reuse garbage. It is crucial to understand that proper waste treatment is an amalgamation of affordable technology, favourable regulations and effective waste management practices. Sustaining efforts for improvement of its communities, Tata…
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Build institutions, Empower people

Build institutions, Empower people | Community Development | Scoop.it
It is that time of the year when certain sections of the population take stock of the income and the reserves, and then plan for the upcoming fiscal year. For Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL), the wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power Company and its partners, the local entrepreneurs in the coastlands of Kutch district…
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CGPL makes a small yet significant contribution to Swachh Bharat Mission

CGPL makes a small yet significant contribution to Swachh Bharat Mission | Community Development | Scoop.it
Consider these data points. Three out of five people in rural India defecate in the open. According to the recently released Swachhta Status Report by the National Sample Survey (NSS) Office, more than half the rural population of the country still opts for open defecation. The survey estimates that 52.1 per cent of people in…
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Saying No to Tobacco – The CGPL Way

Saying No to Tobacco – The CGPL Way | Community Development | Scoop.it
How many of us register the anti-smoking ads we see on television or before a movie starts in a theatre? Not many. In fact, some hate the makers of these ad films for showing morbid images of rotting organs. In case you have reacted in a similar manner ever, take a moment to think seriously…
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CGPL and Coastal salinity Prevention Cell (Tata Trust) help village Nani Rayan of Mandvi Block to attain open defecation-free status

CGPL and Coastal salinity Prevention Cell (Tata Trust) help  village Nani Rayan  of Mandvi Block to attain open defecation-free status | Community Development | Scoop.it
PM Narendra Modi has been emphasizing on the importance of an open defecation-free India and the crucial role government bodies and corporates can play in achieving this lofty target. Here’s a story of a village that’s doing its bit in making our country open defecation-free. Situated in Mandvi Block of Kutch District in Gujarat, Nani…
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CGPL pushes educational excellence with the Shala Pravesh Utsav initiative

CGPL pushes educational excellence with the Shala Pravesh Utsav initiative | Community Development | Scoop.it
Education is one of India’s most burning issues with various government initiatives focused on boosting literacy rates across the country. Tata Power, through its 100 percent subsidiary, Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd. (CGPL), has been undertaking a number of sustainable development programs in the rural regions of Gujarat. One of the special focus is on increasing…
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CGPL takes a step to raise awareness about breastfeeding in Gujarat

CGPL takes a step to raise awareness about breastfeeding in Gujarat | Community Development | Scoop.it
Breastfeeding is an important aspect of a baby’s development. With a number of benefits for both the mother and baby, breastfeeding provides the ideal nutrition content for infants that includes vitamins, proteins and fat. CGPL, with its long-lasting ideology to benefit the community as a whole, has undertaken a number of initiatives to boost healthcare…
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CGPL’s Library Program shows great progress in literacy rates

CGPL’s Library Program shows great progress in literacy rates | Community Development | Scoop.it
Boosting literacy rates has been a key concern of Tata Power’s CGPL in the region it operates in. To help increase reading levels, a library program was initiated alongside other key programs to inculcate reading as a habit amongst children. Developing this habit has been linked to stimulating self-learning for a long time and the…
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Science Learning Program: CGPL’s contribution to build scientific acumen

Science Learning Program: CGPL’s contribution to build scientific acumen | Community Development | Scoop.it
It’s a well-known concept that learning is better when children engage more with the subject and understand concepts in a practical manner. To inculcate this concept in rural Gujarat, CGPL backed Pratham’s Science Learning Program has created an environment that has its roots in the idea of ‘learning by doing’. The idea is simple and…
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CGPL also joined hands with Pratham in Lakhon Mein Ek: Creating the right support system

CGPL also joined hands with Pratham in Lakhon Mein Ek: Creating the right support system | Community Development | Scoop.it
At a time when the nation is waiting for the New Education Policy (NEP), it makes sense to re imagine the role of communities and families in supporting learning among children. It goes without saying, in a country where education infrastructure is still in the making and public schools are struggling to maintain the right…
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Getting People to See the Light Through Sport

Getting People to See the Light Through Sport | Community Development | Scoop.it
In India, cricket is not just a sport; terming it such would be an understatement. The people working behind the scenes for the Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL) understand the significance of sports as an integral part of India’s culture, heritage and also for youth mobilization. Now, the question arises: Why is sports an integral…
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Surging forth with Sujaan

Surging forth with Sujaan | Community Development | Scoop.it
Hardip Singh, a 13 year-old from Tunda, a catchment village located in the Kutch district of Gujarat, now has access to multi-media computers just outside of his classroom. This dramatic change in his school life is the result of Project Sujaan, an initiative of Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL), the wholly owned subsidiary of Tata…
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CGPL builds block by block

CGPL builds block by block | Community Development | Scoop.it
Building infrastructure for local communities is as sensitive and significant a task as sustaining a long-term relationship with the local people. Because infrastructure defines the quality of life they are empowered to lead. This is considered to be a cardinal truth by the workforce at the Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL), a wholly owned subsidiary…
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Laakhon Mein Ek: A CGPL initiative to bring in quality education in India

Laakhon Mein Ek: A CGPL initiative to bring in quality education in India | Community Development | Scoop.it
As India stands on the cusp of development and modernisation, the growing need of the hour is to propagate education in the hinterlands of the nation that needs it the most. With the country’s literacy rate at 72.98% in Census 2011[1], there’s work to be done at the grassroots level as we head into an…
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CGPL’s initiative to assist fishermen community get more out of their catch

CGPL’s initiative to assist fishermen community get more out of their catch | Community Development | Scoop.it
Fish drying (the process of removing water) is crucial to retain the freshness so that the catch can be sold in the market. Once again, fulfilling its commitment towards social and economic development of communities living in and around its areas of operation, Tata Power’s wholly owned subsidiary, Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL) has put…
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Saying No to Tobacco – The CGPL Way

Saying No to Tobacco – The CGPL Way | Community Development | Scoop.it
How many of us register the anti-smoking ads we see on television or before a movie starts in a theatre? Not many. In fact, some hate the makers of these ad films for showing morbid images of rotting organs. In case you have reacted in a similar manner ever, take a moment to think seriously…
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CGPL’s healthcare push in rural Gujarat

CGPL’s healthcare push in rural Gujarat | Community Development | Scoop.it
As part of its strategy before initiating any program, CGPL -CSR has always inbuilt mechanism for a thorough research study which has given a path and formulation of plan for program implementation and community engagement, hence in the line of the same a study team of qualified health professionals from TALEEM Research Foundation carefully examined…
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CGPL joins hands with Tunda Sports Club to celebrate the spirit of sportsmanship among youth

CGPL joins hands with Tunda Sports Club to celebrate the spirit of sportsmanship among youth | Community Development | Scoop.it
It won’t be an overstatement to say that for India’s youth – who, as per the latest Census data, constitute more than 41 per cent of the country’s population – cricket is the first love. Three years ago, understanding the power of cricket as a unifying game, Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd (CGPL) joined hands with…
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The benefit of TaRL (TEACHING AT RIGHT LEVEL) program under “Shiksha Saarthi” program: A step towards better literacy rates

The benefit of TaRL (TEACHING AT RIGHT LEVEL) program under “Shiksha Saarthi” program: A step towards better literacy rates | Community Development | Scoop.it
Building the basic competencies of students through a holistic learning process is an important step towards nation building. Keeping this in mind, the TaRL framework has been set up to create guidelines for teachers to plan activities that focus on languages and mathematics, working on basic arithmetic, reading and comprehension skills of students. With the…
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Sheetal Maheshwari of Kathda is a nation builder worth emulating

Sheetal Maheshwari of Kathda is a nation builder worth emulating | Community Development | Scoop.it
With New Education Policy on the anvil, decision-makers have been brainstorming on new ways to strengthen India’s education system. In a country where pupil-to-teacher ratio (PTR) is one of the lowest in the world and access to free education is beset with challenges, there’s a need to find teachers in every street, literally. The story…
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Transforming education by promoting self-learning

Transforming education by promoting self-learning | Community Development | Scoop.it
Sejal Pathak, a Class II student of a government school in Gujarat’s Kathda village is unusually enthusiastic about her studies these days. “I am excited to meet a new teacher who has been coming to teach us Math. I like my new ma’am because she comes home after school and sensitises my parents on the…
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Mother Involvement Activities – A CGPL initiative for holistic development

Mother Involvement Activities – A CGPL initiative for holistic development | Community Development | Scoop.it
Since July 2014, CGPL in collaboration with Pratham, has actively organised various activities that help involve mothers in the education system in rural Gujarat. The Mother Involvement Activities program has seen key knowledge being imparted to mothers through a variety of awareness programmes. The curriculum was designed specially to help mothers engage with their children…
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