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POWERGRID, ALIMCO to distribute aids to Divyangjan

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New Delhi: State-run Maharatana Power PSU POWERGRID has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) for distribution of aids and appliances for persons with disabilities (Divyangjan) under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative. These aids-appliances will be distributed in five aspirational districts, namely Damoh (MP), Ranchi (Jharkhand), Kalahandi (Odisha), Muzaffarpur (Bihar) and Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh).

The MoU has been signed by POWERGRID's Chief General Manager (CSR) MK Singh and ALIMCO's Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) DR Sarin at POWERGRID’s corporate office, Gurgaon. The camps for distribution of aids and appliances for persons with disabilities shall be organised in these districts, in association with local authorities.

PowerGrid Corporation of India Limited

POWERGRID is an Indian state-owned electric utility company headquartered in Gurugram. The company transmits about 50 percent of the total power generated in India through transmission network. Its former subsidiary company, Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO) handles power management for national grid and all state transmission utilities. POWERGRID also operates a telecom business under the name POWERTEL. It was incorporated on October 23, 1989, under the Companies Act 1956 with an authorised share capital of Rs 5,000 crore and subsequently, it enhanced to Rs 10,000 crore in the financial year 2007-08, as a public limited company, wholly owned by the Government of India.

Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India

ALIMCO is a “not for profit” PSU and has been manufacturing various types of aids and appliances on a mass scale to meet the requirements of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs-Divyangjan), across the country.

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