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Assam (Floods)
Year Type DR Programme Funds
(In INR Crore)
Lives Impacted
(In Lakh)
2016 Company led Assam 0.80 0.09
In Assam, the Tata group responded to devastating floods in 2016 and reached out to over 2,000 worst affected families. Amalgamated Tea Plantations Ltd (APPL), as lead company for northeast India, had anchored the disaster response efforts with multiple Tata companies supporting the initiatives.
This response witnessed the active involvement of Tata volunteers from APPL, Indian Hotels, TCS and Ginger, with financial resources donated by Indian Hotels, Tata Chemicals, Tata Power, Tata AIG and Tata Sons. North Eastern India is vulnerable to disasters and the Tata group will continue building its capability for disaster response in the other states in the region.
Bihar (Floods)
Year Type DR Programme Funds
(In INR Crore)
Lives Impacted
(In Lakh)
2017 Company led Bihar 1.00 0.16
Floods due to heavy rain had affected over 21 districts in Bihar. This flood was a result of a sudden increase in water discharge through rivers - Gandak, Burhi Gandak, Bagmati , Kamla, Kosi and Mahananda- due to heavy rain in the catchment areas of the major rivers of north Bihar and in Nepal. Over 8,300 villages were impacted, with the death toll rising to over 480 people.
Tata Sustainability Group recommended Maithon Power Ltd, the Lead Tata Company of Bihar, to anchor the response through Tata Power Community Development Trust.
A Response Leadership Team comprising Project Managers and Procurements Officers were deployed. Project Managers visited the worst affected villages in the blocks impacted by floods, over the next one week. After the field survey and assessment, the outreach to worst affected people was drawn up - covering blocks Runnisaidpur, Dhaka, Gaunaha, Mushari, Katra-Pakri, Bchaha and Banjariya - spread across various districts of Bihar. 3,000 relief kit distribution was successfully completed. The group concluded the response by September 22, 2017 in Bihar.
Gujarat (Floods)
Year Type DR Programme Funds
(In INR Crore)
Lives Impacted
(In Lakh)
2017 Company led Gujarat 1.20 0.19
The state of Gujarat witnessed heavy rainfall (over 20 cm in 24 hours) from July 23 to 28, 2017, as a result of the low-pressure system forming over the region, including over Rajasthan. An alarming 213 deaths were reported as of July 31, 2017. Many dams across the state were at full capacity, with a high probability of excess water being released if the rains continued.
The intensity of the disaster was mapped against the criteria mentioned in the Tata Disaster Response Guidelines, following which the Tata Sustainability Group recommended Tata Chemicals (the lead Tata company for disaster response in Gujarat) to anchor the response through Tata Chemicals Society for Rural Development (TCSRD). Representatives from Tata Trusts and Tata Chemicals carried out a field assessment in Banaskantha. The team visited four villages in Tharad block and interacted with the District Collector and other relevant stakeholders, following which immediate needs were identified: drinking water, kitchen kits, health camps, tarpaulin sheets and carcass disposal. The Tata Trusts team had already initiated the response by setting up medical camps and deploying two mobile RO plants. In Gujrat, 4,27,710 litres of RO treated water were distributed in 54 villages, 3,054 kits were distributed across two district, 4,100+ animals got vaccinated across 16 villages, 2,121 patients are treated in medical camps conducted in 29 villages and 2,000 school kits were distributed in 17 villages.
Maharashtra (Drought)
Year Type DR Programme Funds
(In INR Crore)
Lives Impacted
(In Lakh)
2016 Company led Maharashtra (Drought) 1.90 0.72
The Tata State Disaster Response Platform for Maharashtra, decided to respond to the severe drought of 2016, with a joint needs assessment in Osmanabad district. Subsequently, six Tata companies responded covering 23 villages in Osmanabad and Latur districts.
Tata Autocomp Systems Ltd., Tata Toyo Radiator Ltd., Tata Technologies, and Tata AIG contributed over INR 50 lakh for activities such as canal deepening, creating farm bunds and providing immediate seeds support in four villages in Osmanabad. Voltas undertook a long-term project spread across three years in 15 villages in Osmanabad and Latur districts. Voltas has invested over INR 50 lakh and focused on conducting geological surveys to understand the local water context, implementing water harvesting measures in the villages with active participation of communities. Investing a total of INR 1.38 crore over three years, Tata Motors is working intensively in three villages of Osmanabad with activities such as canal deepening and strengthening, farm bunding, seeds support and community awareness programmes. These activities have already started bearing fruit, with increased agricultural production for both cropping seasons.
Maharashtra (Floods)
Year Type DR Programme Funds
(In INR Crore)
Lives Impacted
(In Lakh)
2019 Company led Maharashtra (Floods) 2.70 0.77
The State of Maharashtra received 104% of the average rainfall between June and August in 2019. Konkan and Western Maharashtra were severely affected with the situation in Kolhapur and Sangli districts being critical. 40 people lost their lives in the deluge. Nearly 4.48 lakh people were evacuated from flood affected areas including 4.04 lakh from Kolhapur and Sangli. Tata Motors, the Lead company for the state undertook a rapid needs assessment, based on which a Company-led response was launched with Tata Motors at the helm. As immediate relief, 3.15 lakh of RO drinking water was dispensed to over 17,000 families and 15,500 GOMO nutrition food packets were distributed in the two districts. Health camps covering 1,177 persons were conducted in Sangli district. Supporting one of the most vulnerable and most impacted communities, 33 Denotified Tribe families were supported through providing insurance of their animals, their main source of income. 3-year insurance was provided for 270 mules. Support was also provided to improve 113 schools through minor repairs and IT infrastructure.
Odisha (Cyclone)
Year Type DR Programme Funds
(In INR Crore)
Lives Impacted
(In Lakh)
2019 Company led Odisha 19.84 0.28
On 3rd May 2019, Odisha's coast was battered by Cyclone Fani that recorded windspeeds of 175 - 180 kilometres per hour (kmph) gusting to 205 kmph during its landfall in Satpada (Puri district). 64 lives were lost and about 16.5 million people in 14 districts were affected. Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada and Ganjam were the most affected districts. The Tata response was led by Tata Steel, the Lead Company for the state.
The group undertook multiple emergency response measures with Tata Steel, JUSCO, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited, Tata Projects supporting power restoration activities of the government by providing over 100 skilled manpower. 12 DG Sets deployed by Tata Steel to Puri, Bhubaneswar and Jagatsinghpur districts for power supply and restoration of water supply systems. Drinking water was supplied by Tata Trusts and Tata Projects through 3 portable RO water plans while TCPL and TM International Logistics provided bottled water in impacted regions.
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