Udupi: Mudarangadi GP gets four concrete roads under Adani CSR worth Rs 25.87 lac

Media Release

Udupi, Jul 12: Adani Group’s Udupi Power Corporation Limited, which is operating 2 units of 600 MW thermal power plant at Yellur village in Udupi District on Wednesday, July 11, unveiled newly concreted roads in Vidyanagar Colony in the limits of Mudarangadi gram panchayat.

The four roads in Vidyanagar colony measuring totally 488 metres were concreted under the Rural Infrastructure Development programme of Adani UPCL’s CSR activities at a total cost of Rs. 25.87 lac. The concreted roads were made available to the public through a formal inauguration made by UPCL’s joint president Kishore Alva and Mudaranadi GP president David D’Souza in presence of panchayat members and the local residents. Vidyanagar Colony’s 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th cross roads were concreted under the CSR programme.

Kishore Alva spoke on the occasion and informed that based on the requests given by UPCL plant’s surrounding seven gram panchayats to the district administration for village development works, Adani UPCL earmarking a separate CSR fund, has declared CSR Grant worth Rs 22.73 crore for executing the infrastructure development works in 7 GPs over a period of 3 years. In the declared CSR grant of Rs 4.65 crore to Mudarangadi panchayat, Adani UPCL has completed 10 development works worth Rs 1.13 crore and the development of four major roads worth Rs 1.29 crore are in completion stage, which would be soon made open to the public, Alva added. He further informed that majority of the infrastructure development works executed under declared Adani CSR grant includes road development works and this has resulted in addressing the grievances of villagers and vehicle riders about the Kachcha roads, especially in the monsoon.

Informing that the works identified by GPs in their Kriya Yojana for the year 2017-18 would be soon taken up for the execution, Alva told that the contract for development works to Santuru Alu Brahmasthana Road and development works to Pilar church worth Rs 70 lac have been already awarded. In addition to the committed CSR grant, the company is initiating the Mainda lake rejuvenation work worth Rs 1.50 crore very soon, Alva added.

Welcoming the village development works initiated by Adani UPCL under CSR programme, David D’Souza thanked on behalf of panchayat members and the villagers.

Jayanti Poojarthy, vice-president of Mudarangadi panchayat, Anil Kumar, PDO, Shobha Fernandes, Vinoda Poojari, Loosy Mathais, Shivaram Bhandari, Jesscilla D’Souza, Sukumar Shetty, members of panchayat, village accountant Shivaram, Girish Navada, AGM, Ravi R Jere, senior manager of UPCL, Vineet Anchan, Sukesh Suvarna and Anudeep Poojary from Adani Foundation were present on the occasion.