Tata Power acts for a fish called Mahseer
New Delhi: Tata Power Co. Ltd, India’s older private sector power producer, gave a new push to its conservation programme for the endangered mahseer fish by launching the ‘Act for Mahseer’ programme in May this year.
The launch of the programme comes at a time when the company’s Mundra power project in Kutch district of Gujarat, which can allegedly have significant ecological impact, is facing opposition from local activist group Machimar Adhikar Sangharsh Sangathan (MASS).
Tata Power, however, maintains that there is no connection between the controversy and the project. The Mundra project belongs to Tata Power’s subsidiary Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd (CGPL).
Tor Putintora, popularly known as mahseer, is the state fish of Arunachal Pradesh and is popular amongst anglers.