#Coronavirus: Reliance Industries commits Rs. 500 crore to PM-CARES Fund
Reliance Industries Limited has committed Rs. 500 crore to PM's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund to help the nation combat COVID-19 as the deadly novel coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the country and the globe. The Mukesh Ambani-led conglomerate announced the donation in response to PM Narendra Modi's call to support the nation's fight against the virus. Here's more.
Reliance Industries' contribution to PM's Fund
Reliance Industries provided contributions to Maharashtra and Gujarat governments
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has announced its Rs. 500cr contribution to the newly instituted PM CARES Fund in addition to its "multi-pronged on-the-ground fight" against COVID-19, said the company. Apart from this contribution to the fund, it has also donated Rs. 5 crore each to the state governments of Maharashtra and Gujarat to support their fight against the pandemic.
RIL continues 24x7, multi-pronged, on-the-ground effort: Statement
"RIL also continues its 24x7, multi-pronged, on-the-ground effort to do its bit to ensure the nation remains prepared, fed, supplied, safe, connected and motivated to fight and win against the unprecedented challenges brought upon by the coronavirus pandemic," said Reliance Industries in a statement.
Entire Reliance Industries team is with the nation: Mukesh Ambani
"We are confident that India will conquer the coronavirus crisis sooner rather than later," said Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman & Managing Director of Reliance Industries, in a statement. "The entire Reliance Industries team is with the nation in this hour of crisis and will do everything to win this battle against COVID-19," he added.
Here's what Reliance Foundation tweeted
Reliance Industries set up India's first exclusive COVID-19 hospital
Reliance Industries has launched a number of initiatives earlier as part of its multi-pronged strategy to support the nation's coronavirus fight. It set up India's first COVID-19 dedicated hospital with a 100-bed capacity in just two weeks in Mumbai. The company has also scaled up its production capacities to manufacture 1,00,000 masks and thousands of personal protective equipment (PPEs) daily for health-workers and caregivers.
Free fuel to notified emergency response vehicles
The Mukesh Ambani-led conglomerate earlier stated that it plans to provide 50 lakh free meals across the country in the next 10 days, and rapidly scale up operations to serve more meals in new areas as well. Reliance Industries also promised to provide free fuel to notified emergency response vehicles used to transport patients to and from quarantine and isolation facilities across India.