Kolkata: NTPC, India’s largest power generating company has revived the Tameshwar Football Field at Farakka in Murshidabad district of West Bengal by elevating the level of the field with Fly-Ash. To level the ground, truckloads of Fly-Ash was used as land filler to top up the earth level and restore the ground to its original shape and form.
The residents of Raghunathpur in Beniagram Gram Panchayat, Farakka were delighted to see the work done on their historical playfield, as it was once the centre of attraction of the village. Tameshwar Field regained its lost glory with the commencement of Ramendra Narayan Pandey Memorial football tournament.
With the advent of FIFA World Cup 2018, NTPC has scripted a new bond with the local community near Farakka by playing a key role in reviving the spirit of football. NTPC as a part of the social responsibility has already been running several rural sports programs and gets associated with the rural football festival.
Through this initiative, NTPC supports the game with adequate football accessories like jersey, nets, and individual prizes are given to the players of the participating teams as it helps them keep motivated.
NTPC is committed towards an inclusive growth and sustainable development with special focus to improve the quality of life in neighbourhood community with the focus on infrastructure development, education, community health & sanitation, capacity-building, and gender empowerment.
NTPC is India’s largest energy conglomerate with roots planted way back in 1975 to accelerate power development in India. Since then it has established itself as the dominant power major with presence in the entire value chain of the power generation business.
From fossil fuels, it has forayed into generating electricity via hydro, nuclear and renewable energy sources. This foray will play a major role in lowering its carbon footprint by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. To strengthen its core business, the corporation has diversified into the fields of consultancy, power trading, training of power professionals, rural electrification, ash utilization and coal mining as well.
NTPC became a Maharatna company in May 2010, one of the only four companies to be awarded this status. NTPC was ranked 400th in the ‘2016, Forbes Global 2000’ ranking of the World’s biggest companies.