New Delhi: Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (Power Grid), a Maharatna PSU under the Ministry of Power, has been conferred Global Gold Award by The Green Organization. The recognition was given at the Green World Awards 2023 function held at Miami in the USA on April 24. Power Grid’s Director (Personnel) Dr VK Singh received the award on behalf of the organisation.
The award is a recognition of Power Grid’s CSR work for improving agriculture productivity and rural livelihood through watershed management, community participation and better crop management practices in 10 villages of Jaipatna Block of Kalahandi District in Odisha.
This is a 60-month farmer centric project started in late October 2019 with a withdrawal plan to ensure its sustainability. Power Grid emphasizes been involved in a number of CSR programs for community and environment.
With a well-defined and customized Exit Policy for its CSR projects, Power Grid gives importance to community participation by way of effective collaboration, capacity building and sustainability aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.