Coronavirus Outbreak: Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries donates Rs 500 crore to PM CARES

Updated: 31 March, 2020 15:50 IST | Faizan Khan | Mumbai

The company has been providing 1 lakh masks daily for health-workers and caregivers

Mukesh Ambani
Mukesh Ambani

Amid Coronavirus crises, the Reliance Industries on Monday announced a donation of Rs 500 crore to the PM-CARES fund for those affected by the lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. Apart from the 500 crores, the India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries have also announced additional 5 crores to the chief minister's fund of Maharashtra and Gujarat.

The Reliance Industries twitter handle said,"Reliance Industries announces Rs 500 crore contribution to #PMCARES Fund In addition to its multi-pronged on-the-ground fight against COVID-19, RIL 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 & win against the unprecedented challenges brought upon by the Coronavirus pandemic."

In press release it has also been mentioned that, 50 lakh free meals will be distributed to the underprivileged section across the country in the next 10 days, one lakh masks everyday for the health workers and caregivers, thousands of Personal Protective Equipments for health workers and caregivers, Free fuel to notified emergency services across the country.

Jio seamlessly connected nearly 40 crore individuals and thousands and thousands of organisations daily on its telecom backbone via 'work from home, study from home' and 'health from home' initiatives, helping to keep the country going and Reliance Retail provided Essential supplies daily for millions of Indians via stores and home deliveries.

Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited,said, "We are confident that India will conquer the coronavirus crisis sooner rather than later. The entire Reliance Industries Limited team is with the nation in this hour of crisis and will do everything to win this battle against COVID-19".

Nita Ambani, Founder Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, said, "As the nation comes together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, all of us at Reliance Foundation stand in solidarity with our countrymen and women, especially those on the frontlines to whom we pledge our full support. Our doctors and staff have helped set up India's first COVID-19 Hospital and are committed to supporting the government in exhaustive screening, testing, prevention, and treatment of COVID-19."

"The need of the hour is also for us to support our marginalized and daily wage communities. Through our meal distribution programme, we aim to feed lakhs of people daily across the country," added Nita Ambani.

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First Published: 31 March, 2020 10:44 IST

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