The corporate sector stepped up to donate for the cause, aiding the country in these difficult times.
With Adani Group and JSW Group donating Rs.100 crores, Tata Sons and Tata Trusts have pledged to contribute Rs 1,500 crore.
Ratan Tata on Twitter wrote: “The COVID-19 crisis is one of the toughest challenges we will face as a race. The Tata Trusts and the Tata group companies have in the past risen to the needs of the nation. At this moment, the need of the hour is greater than any other time.”
Engineering and construction giant Larsen & Toubro announced Rs 150 crore donation to the PM-CARES Fund it has set aside over Rs 500 crore per month to support about 1.60 lakh contract workers. TVS Motor Company said it will donate Rs 25 crore to the PM’s Relief Fund for battle against COVID-19 pandemic.
Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra is among business tycoons who have taken note of the situation and has pledged to contribute 100% of his salary to the fund. He also made an offer to help lighten the burden on healthcare facilities. Mahindra offered to convert Mahindra Holiday resorts as temporary care facilities. He also said that engineers of Mahindra will be manufacturing ventilators in its factory considering the shortage of the life support device in the country. This device is an interim lifesaver and the team estimates it will cost below Rs 7,500.