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NTPC aims for social upliftment of villagers in plant areas

Ever since its inception, NTPC has been  a committed and socially responsible corporate citizen and formulated specific guidelines for the welfare of project-affected people and  community development in the neighbourhood villages around its power stations.

To actualise the mission statement of NTPC, every unit of NTPC has committed an unique approach based on their locality.  In this line, 'Sampriti' E-Voice  at Badarpur has identified certain community development programme based on the specific needs and requirements of the area. NTPC plant at Badarpur is surrounded by highly populated villages of Delhi such as Badarpur, Jaitpur, Molarband, Meethapur, Tazpur, Aali and Madanpur Khadar.  In addition to these villages BIW Colony, Subhash Camp and Gautam Puri are slum areas situated near the plant.  

Majority  of the people in these villages are working as construction labourers, domestic help or Taxi/Auto/Tempo drivers.  Though the present living conditions of people in this area is utterly unhygienic, gloomy and dismal, most of them still dream of improving their quality of living.

While working in these villages, Sampriti E-voice, working since 2004 for the implementation of CSR activities of NTPC have observed that the second generation of people born and brought up in these villages have great potential for improving their living conditions through education and procurement of better jobs.  The NTPC Community Development [CD] policy, 2010 has an  agenda of capacity  building of the project affected persons to improve their employability.

To actualise the dream of youths of nearby village, NTPC has contacted Friends of Himalaya [a registered NGO] that has experience in the field to develop skilled people belonging to BPL community.  

As a joint venture NTPC is developing a Youth Development Centre at Sampriti Building at BTPS Township.  The focus is on imparting life skill training', career counseling and capacity building of unemployed youths.

Work has already started with the English Speaking Course in collaboration with TIMES Foundation and British Council.  

Two  batches of 25 candidates each started in Sampriti for a period of three months with effect from 18 April 2012.  

After successful completion of three months, a  Job Mela was organised by Times Group under Teach India Opening Jobs programme on 4 August 2012. During the Job Mela, 42 candidates trained at Sampriti youth Development Centre at NTPC, 40 candidates got employment. 
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