NPL provides financial assistance to seven more families under ‘Shagun Scheme’

NPL provides financial assistance to seven more families under ‘Shagun Scheme’

Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Rajpura (Patiala)

Under its ongoing efforts to facilitate the families from modest backgrounds in the upbringing of the girls, the Nabha Power Limited (NPL) on Saturday provided financial assistance to seven more families under the Shagun Scheme by handing out cheques of Rs 21,000/ (Rupees Twenty-One Thousand Only) each.

On the occasion, Athar Shahab, Chief Executive Officer, said, “NPL is committed to the cause of girl welfare for which it is running two schemes including Female Child Welfare Scheme under which a fixed deposit of Rs 21,000 (Rupees Twenty-One Thousand Only) is given to the families where a girl child is born and the Shagun Scheme under which a same amount of assistance is provided for the girl’s marriage.”

The schemes had been started by the NPL as a part of its CSR initiatives and till date, as many as 3,000 families have been benefited from the both the schemes.

Express his gratitude, Surinderpal Singh of Bakshiwal village, who received the financial aid on Saturday, said, the initiative taken by NPL has already helped several families in 49 villages of Patiala and Fatehgarh Sahib districts.

About Nabha Power Limited

Nabha Power Limited, which runs a 2×700 MW supercritical thermal power plant at Rajpura in Punjab, is the first development project and the first power plant to be owned and operated by Larsen & Toubro. The entire power generated from this plant is contracted with Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (erstwhile PSEB) for a period of 25 years under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The plant is built on supercritical technology of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan (now Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems or MHPS). It is the first power plant with indigenously made supercritical boiler-turbine-generator to be operational in the country.

October 17,2020