We are proud to share that, as of December 15th, 2022, the village of Daranagar in Amroha, which is in the district of Uttar Pradesh in India, has electricity for the first time ever. This village is 20km from Teva api’s Gajarula site, and, as part of Teva’s Corporate Social Responsibility commitment to support local communities, a Solar Micro-Grid (50KV) has been dedicated to the local community there.
The Solar Micro-Grid is providing renewable and sustainable solar electricity to 210 households, and over 1000 people are benefitting from it.
Daranagar has historically been unable to receive such provisions due to its remote location on the floodplain of the river Ganges, which causes severe flooding into the village for many months of the year. The accomplishment of successfully installing a solar micro-grid really comes close to so many peoples’ hearts as it has had the immediate effect of providing comfort and easier living to the lives of so many.
All households, community buildings and streetlights are now being provided with sustainable electricity. This will facilitate the education of children, higher levels of cleanliness due to better lighting at home, a safer environment for people to walk around freely at night due to lit streets, an easier workload in the home due to the use of electrical appliances rather than manual solutions. It will also enable sustainable social and economic development for the village as villagers can invest in small enterprises such as flour and spice milling, water pumps, and internet kiosks in the future.
The inauguration of the Solar Micro-Grid Project took place on 15th December, 2022 in Daranagar. Teva’s management, together with the local administration, and NGO partner — Transforming Rural India Foundation (TRIF) — were all there to inaugurate and celebrate this momentous milestone.
Mr. Aunjaneya Kumar Singh, Commissioner – Moradabad graced the function as the Chief Guest, along with Mr. Bal Krishna Tripathi, District Magistrate of Amroha and Mr. Aditya Lange, Superintendent of Police of Amroha.
Mr. Sudhir Banerjee – Head of India and Global GBS, Mr. Nishank Bhargava – Regional Finance Director India and China, Mr. Vinod Shetty – Head of India HR & Communication, and Mr. Munishwar Singh – Site General Manager Gajraula, represented Teva at the event.
The senior government dignitaries expressed their gratitude to Teva for supporting such a project that provides access to opportunities and looks out for future generations, especially in communities that have not previously had access to such development. The residents of Daranagar personally expressed their gratitude for the life-altering contribution by Teva to their village, enabling them to experience comforts which are often take for granted. Local media also positively covered and praised the project.
Teva is a partner for the Solar Micro-Grid Project with the NGO, TRIF. The project was kicked off by Ms. Amalia Adler-Waxman, SVP Head of ESG and GC&B IM BP, Brand and David Blumberg, VP Compliance during their India visit in August 2022.