India is battling against COVID-19. While the government is taking necessary steps to end this frightening and unprecedented humanitarian crisis, the business community is helping it by setting up dedicated COVID-19 hospitals and funds.
Here we have enlisted those industrialists and businesses who have pledged to support India during this crisis.
Indian Multinational Conglomerate Tata Group promised to donate Rs 1,500 crore days after the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
Out of Rs 1,500 crore, Rs 500 crore was promised by the Tata Trusts and Rs 1000 crore by the Tata Sons.
Besides promising to provide necessary resources to the local government, a total of Rs 100 crore has been donated by the Adani Group to PM Care Fund.
“ADANI FOUNDATION is humbled to contribute Rs. 100 Cr to the #PMcaresfund in this hour of India’s battle against #COVID19. ADANI GROUP will further contribute additional resources to support the GOVERNMENTS and FELLOW CITIZENS in these testing times,” the Chairman of company Gautam Adani had said on Twitter.
Reliance Industries Limited
Reliance Industries Limited has established India’s first COVID-19 hospital in Mumbai.
“India’s first dedicated Covid hospital by @RFhospital in collaboration with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), has set up a dedicated 100 bedded centre at Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai for patients who test positive for Covid-19. #CoronaHaregaIndiaJeetega,” the company had said announcing about the establishment of the hospital in the Mumbai.
The organization also donated Rs 5 crore to the Relief Fund under Maharashtra Chief Minister for the same reason.
Well-known industrialists Anand Mahindra has decided to donate 100 percent of his salary to the fund established by the philanthropic arm of his organization.
“A lockdown over the next few weeks will help flatten the curve & moderate the peak pressure on medical care. However, we need to create scores of temporary hospitals & we have a scarcity of ventilators,” he had said.
“To help in the response to this unprecedented threat, we at the Mahindra Group will immediately begin work on how our manufacturing facilities can make ventilators. At Mahindra Holidays, we stand ready to offer our resorts as temporary care facilities…. The Mahindra Foundation will create a fund to assist the hardest hit in our value chain (small businesses & the self employed),” he had said on his Twitter timeline.
Vedanta Resources Limited
Anil Agarwal, the chairman of Vedanta Resources Limited, promised to give monetary support worth Rs 100 crore after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The founder of Paytm, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, promised to give Rs 5 crore to the teams. His announcement came in response to the work of a small team of engineers. This team was developing a prototype ventilator, about which a professor from IISc had a message on Twitter.