Bhubaneswar: The Central-sector power generating behemoth NTPC is shedding its corporate social responsibility (CSR) so far as Odisha is concerned. The company press release indicates so.

NTPC is scaling down its CSR expenditure in Odisha. The generating company has reduced its CSR spending from Rs 492 crore in 2015-16 to Rs 277 crore in 2016-17 and to Rs 241 crore in 2017-18.

As part of CSR activities in the state, the generating company is putting up a medical college & hospital at a cost of Rs 417 crore at Sundergarh and a special burn centre at AIIMS Bhubaneswar at a cost of Rs 14.70 crore. It is also promoting a polytechnic college at Sundergarh at a cost of Rs 25 crore and a ITI in Ganjam district with an investment of Rs 7.72 crore. CSR fund has been used to provide piped drinking water to Belpahar, Brajarajnagar and Jharsuguda towns.

According to a press release issued by NTPC ER-II, the generating company is going to earn a revenue of over Rs 5000 crore this fiscal. By December 2018, NTPC’s collection is Rs3762 crore from a billing of Rs4260 crore.

NTPC’s Talcher Thermal Power Station(TTPS) at Talcher and Talcher Super Thermal Power Station(TSTPS) at Kaniha, both located in Odisha are among top 7 and 11 thermal power plants in the country with high PLF. NTPC’s Darlipalli Super Thermal Power Project in Sundergarh is set to be commissioned very soon.