Reiterating its commitment to preserve and promote the local culture and traditions of India, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) recently adorned the walls of its Pakri-Barwadih (Sikri) Coal Mine Office with conventional art forms.
The walls, painted with natural colours by the artists, were embellished with Sohari, a prominent tribal art form from the states of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. The walls were also decorated with Khovar art. The walls now depict and illustrate various socio-religious traditions and exemplify social messages such as skill development, women empowerment, to name a few.
A group of women belonging to project affected families is currently undergoing the training program at Pakri-Barwadih. Completing paintings within 2-3 days, the locals have shown strong support for this initiative by participating in huge numbers, especially during the harvest season.
NTPC has consistently undertaken CSR initiatives to ensure development of the local communities that reside in and around their project area. NTPC has a dedicated Resettlement & Rehabilitation (R&R) Policy that incorporates community development activities.
Further, NTPC’s CSR policies respond to a diverse range of challenges including efforts towards basic infrastructure development, education, community health & sanitation, capacity building and gender empowerment.