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RIL announces Rs 500 crore contribution to PM CARES Fund

RIL remains committed to supporting India’s response to the Covid-19 challenge

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MUMBAI: Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) announced a donation of Rs 500 crore to PM CARES Fund in response to the call by the prime minister to support the nation’s fight against the Coronavirus onslaught.

RIL also informed that in addition to the financial contribution to the PM’s Fund, the company has also provided contributions of Rs 5 crore each to the governments of Maharashtra and Gujarat to support their fights against the Covid-19.

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.

RIL has already deployed the strengths of the Reliance Family on this action plan against COVID-19. RIL and its motivated team have stepped up in the cities and villages, on roads and lanes, clinics and hospitals, grocery and retail stores, and it has pressed additional capabilities into the service of the nation.

RIL and Reliance Foundation is leading with a significant effort that encompasses several initiatives.  These include:

·        Contribution of Rs 500 crore to the PM-CARES Fund

·        Contribution of Rs 5 crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund of Maharashtra

·        Contribution of Rs 5 crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund of Gujarat

·        India’s first 100 bed exclusive Covid-19 Hospital geared up in just two weeks to handle Covid-19 patients

·        Fifty lakh free meals in the next 10 days across the nation and scaling up rapidly to more meals and newer areas

·        One lakh masks daily for health-workers and caregivers

·        Thousands of PPEs daily for health-workers and caregivers

·        Free fuel across the country to notified emergency response vehicles

·        Jio seamlessly connecting 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

·        Reliance Retail providing Essential supplies daily for millions of Indians via stores and home deliveries

This is RIL’s overall commitment to the nation, in addition to appropriate financial assistance from time to time. The company and its employees will be in the nation’s service daily, as an efficient support machinery for the millions of forces in the frontline – India’s doctors, nurses, health workers and caregivers, government officials, police and peace keeping forces, the transport and essential supply providers and the crores of Indian citizens who are staying at home to contribute to this fight.

RIL particularly records its appreciation for its essential staff across the various divisions, our own heroes, who have effectively formed a second line of defence against the virus, supporting the frontline forces as well as the people fighting from their homes, and being part of the formidable buffer, which keeps the nation’s response effective and ongoing.  

RIL remains committed to supporting India’s response to the Covid-19 challenge and will continue to build up its support till the challenge is overcome.

RIL chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani 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.”

Reliance Foundation founder chairperson Nita Ambani 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,” Nita Ambani added.

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