Mansa, August 20, 2020: Talwandi Sabo Power Limited (TSPL), the largest thermal power plant in Punjab, provided immediate relief to arrest the damage caused due to dam breach in Perron village of Mansa. Several acres of fields were on the brink of submerging following a canal breach owing to rains in Perron village of Mansa, about 6 kilometers away from the plant on Tuesday, 18 August night.
Upon receiving word from the villagers, the TSPL team immediately coordinated with the irrigation department to stop waterflow from the upstream end which helped reduce canal water volume and flow rate drastically. The TSPL team also diverted the flow towards its own reservoir to prevent it from flooding and damaging the fields. Additionally, to support the farmers and village youth, working since wee hours of Wednesday morning in fixing the canal breach, TSPL sent an earth mover and requisite manpower and other equipment at the site to help plug the breach. Together, Perron residents and TSPL staff worked for nearly five hours to plug the breach.
Vikas Sharma, CEO and WTD, TSPL said, “TSPL is stands firmly with our communities at all times. In fact, serving the state of Punjab is our reason for existence. We are committed to proactively lending support to the community in times of need and endeavor to do everything within our capacity as required by them.”
Atinder Singh, Sub-divisional Officer (SDO), Irrigation Department, Mansa thanked TSPL and remarked, “We are grateful to TSPL for their timely intervention and assistance which prevented an impending calamity. They stood by us all through the crisis.”
Post completion of work villagers expressed their gratitude for timely relief sent by TSPL management to curb the crisis.
Vedanta’s Talwandi Sabo Power Limited (TSPL) is a supercritical 1980 MW world-class thermal power plant in Banawala, Mansa district, Punjab and supplies 100% of the electricity it generates to Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd. TSPL deploys globally benchmarked environment and safety practices making it Punjab’s greenest thermal power plant, and among the foremost zero-harm, zero-waste, zero-discharge thermal power producers in the country. The plant has been instrumental in the socio-economic development of the region since inception.
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