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West Bengal | NTPC restores village football field in Farakka

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has restored the Tameshwar Football Field at Farakka in Murshidabad district of West Bengal by elevating the level of the field with fly ash.

SNS | New Delhi |

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup under way in Russia, football fever has gripped West Bengal. Keeping the mood uplift, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has restored the Tameshwar Football Field at Farakka in Murshidabad district of West Bengal by elevating the level of the field with fly ash.

Truckloads of fly ash were used as land filler to restore the ground to its original shape and form. Fly ash is a byproduct of burning pulverised coal in electric power generating plants.

The residents of Raghunathpur in Beniagram gram panchayat of Farakka are happy that their ground, which was once the centre of attraction, could be back in action now. Tameshwar Field will once again host a tournament, with the Ramendra Narayan Pandey Memorial football tournament set to be scheduled soon.

As part of its corporate social responsibility, the NTPC has been running several rural sports programmes and also gets associated with the rural football festival.

“Through this initiative, NTPC supports the game with adequate football accessories like jersey, nets, and individual prizes are given to the players of the participating teams as it helps them keep motivated,” the corporation said in a statement.