COVID-19

A Live Blog on How Indian Businesses and Civil Society are Responsidng to COVID19


Corporate India has already committed INR 5806 Cr. towards India's fight against #COVID19 by 3rd May. 

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We are experiencing a very unique & unprecedented situation due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID -19) outbreak in our country. Going by the multiplicity nature of the COVID-19, the government machinery and resources are not sufficient to fight against the pandemic. Businesses, philanthropy and civil society all are responding to #COVID19 together. Follow this page to get an insights on how India's businesses and civil society are responding to #COVID19 #COVID19India

Ambuja Cement, ACC give ₹3.3 cr to NGOs working on Covid relief

Ambuja Cements and ACC, both part of Swiss cement major LafargeHolcim group, have collectively contributed ₹3.3 crore to three NGOs to support daily-wagers, migrant labour, slum-dwellers and homeless stranded across the country on account of the lockdown. Read More


Coal India donates Rs 221cr to PM fund

State-run Coal India Ltd on Friday said it has contributed Rs 221 crore to the Prime Minister''s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM Cares) to fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Read More


SBI Foundation commits Rs 30 cr for COVID-19 relief measures

SBI Foundation, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of State Bank of India (SBI), on Thursday said it has committed Rs 30 crore to implement various COVID-19 relief measures across the country. Read More


Coca-Cola India has committed an initial support of INR 100+ crores towards helping the healthcare system

As the need to step up relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Coca-Cola in India has committed an initial support of INR 100 + crores towards helping the healthcare system and communities to combat the crisis and contain the spread of the pandemic. The relief programs initiated by Coca-Cola in India aims at benefitting and positively impacting over 10 lakh lives across the country. Read More


Bosch India pledges Rs 50 cr to combat COVID-19 spread

As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, Bosch Group in India immediately donated Rs five crore to PM CARES Fund and pledged additional Rs 45 crore for various community welfare initiatives, the company said in a statement. Stating that Bosch India has also started various welfare initiatives to help the underprivileged, it said, the company has been supplying cooked meals from its kitchen in Bidadi plant and through the Art of Living Foundation to about 4,000 migrant workers and other needy individuals, on a daily basis. Read More


ICICI Group commits Rs. 100 crore to fight COVID-19 pandemic

ICICI Group today announced that it has committed Rs. 100 crore to support the nation in its fight against the COVID-19 outbreak. Of this, the Group pledges to contribute Rs. 80 crore to the ‘PM Cares Fund’ and Rs. 20 crore to state governments and local authorities in their efforts to battle the pandemic. The sum of Rs. 100 crore is being contributed by ICICI Bank and all its subsidiaries. Read More


Walmart, Flipkart pledge Rs 46 crore towards India’s COVID-19 efforts

In a bid to support India’s fight against COVID-19, retail giant Walmart, Flipkart and the Walmart Foundation on Saturday announced to provide Rs 46 crore worth help that will focus on personal protective equipment (PPEs) including N95 masks and medical gowns for medical staff, and other necessities for vulnerable communities. Read More


ReNew Power commits Rs 20 crore for fight against Covid-19

Renew Power, India's largest Independent Power Producer (IPP) in the renewable energy space, today announced it will contribute Rs 20 crore to the central and state governments to aid efforts aimed at combating the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More


NSE contributes Rs 26 crore for COVID-19 relief funds

Leading stock exchange NSE on Monday said it has contributed Rs 26 crore towards PM-CARES Fund and a few state government funds in the fight against the novel. The employees of the NSE Group are also separately contributing one day’s salary towards the PM-CARES Fund for this purpose, a release said.


Power Finance Corporation Contributes Rs 200 Crore Under CSR To PM CARES Fund

State-owned NBFC Power Finance Corporation (PFC) is the latest company to join a growing list of firms contributing to the PM CARES fund. The company on Monday said it has pledged to contribute Rs 200 crore to the “Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund” (PM-CARES Fund) to support the battle against COVID-19. Read More


Ports, PSUs of Shipping Ministry contribute Rs 52 crore of CSR Fund to PM-CARES

Employees of the all major ports and PSUs under the Ministry of Shipping have come forward to donate a day’s salary amounting to Rs 7 crore to PM-CARES Fund in the fight against coronavirus pandemic. Read More 


Promoter of DMart, Mr.Damani donates Rs 100 cr to PMCAREs Fund to fight Covid-19

Radhakishan Damani, promoter of Avenue Supermarts that owns hypermarket chain DMart, on Saturday donated Rs 100 crore to the PM Cares Fund and another Rs 55 crore to various state relief funds. Damani made the contributions through group company Bright Star Investments. Read More


MSTC donates 5.54 crore to PM Cares Fund

Auction platform provider MSTC Limited has announced contribution of Rs 54 lacs from its corporate social responsibility (CSR) fund and donation of Rs 5 crore to the PM Cares fund to support India’s COVID-19 response. Read More

 


Dr Lal PathLabs contributes Rs. 1 crore to PM CARES FUND Aims to aid the nation’s fight against the COVID19 pandemic

Dr. Lal PathLabs Limited a leading diagnostic and related healthcare service provider announced a donation of Rs. 1 crore to PM's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation (PM CARES) to help the government in its fight against coronavirus. Read More


Piramal Group Commits INR 25 Cr for COVID 19 Relief

Expressing solidarity with the government in its fight against the Covid-19 outbreak, Piramal Group has pledged ₹25 crore towards the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund). The monetary commitment comes on the heels of the manpower and services that have already been deployed in collaboration with Central and State government entities to address the unprecedented challenges created by this crisis.


Dalmia Bharat Group Commits INR 25 Cr for COVID19

Cement to sugar Dalmia Bharat Group on Tuesday announced a Rs 25 crore contribution to the PM-CARES Fund to fight the coronavirus pandemic.


UPL contributes Rs. 75 Crore to PM-CARES Fund

India’s largest crop protection products manufacturer UPL Ltd., today pledged Rs. 75 Crore to PM-CARES Fund in assisting the government to fight against COVID-19. It is also continuously providing large numbers of Personal Purchase Equipment (PPE) units to help with the safety of India’s frontline heroes in Healthcare and Sanitisation who are relentlessly fighting the battle against Novel Corona Virus. Read More


 

Vedanta doubles contribution to Rs 201 crore to fight coronavirus pandemic

Diversified natural resources firm Vedanta on Thursday said it has doubled its contribution to Rs 201 crore to fight the coronavirus pandemic. "Vedanta has contributed Rs 101 crores to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund. It will fund up to Rs 200 crores in providing relief measures to communities at large across the country," the company said in a statement.


ONGC contributes Rs 300 crore to PM Cares Fund to combat COVID-19

In response to the Prime Minister’s call to contribute to the newly constituted Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund, Energy Maharatna Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) has allocated Rs 300 crore from its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds. The ONGC initiative came in attempt to strengthen the national drive to fight against the pandemic of COVID-19.


Asian Paints commits ₹35 cr for Covid-19 relief

Paint and decor company, Asian Paints on Monday has announced contributing Rs 35 crores towards Covid19 Relief Fund. The contribution will be made to the Central as well as other Emergency Relief State funds to combat Covid-19 pandemic. “As a socially responsible company, Asian Paints is committed to providing necessary support towards various relief measures announced by the government to combat Covid-19” said K.B.S. Anand, Managing Director & CEO, Asian Paints Limited. The company will continue to work with various Government bodies to aid the community at large, he added.  Read More


Infosys Foundation Partners With Narayana Health City To Open 100-Bed Quarantine Facility for COVID-19 Patients

Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic and CSR arm of Infosys and Narayana Health, one of the largest healthcare providers in the country, have announced the launch of a 100-room quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients, in the vicinity of Narayana Health City in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The facility, aimed at serving patients belonging to the economically weaker sections of the society, will accommodate patients, offer regular monitoring by doctors, nurses, and provide essential medication, free of cost. Read More


Azim Premji Foundation, Wipro commit ₹1,125 crore to tackle coronavirus crisis

Wipro Ltd, Wipro Enterprises Ltd and Azim Premji Foundation, have together committed ₹1125 crore towards tackling the unprecedented health and humanitarian crisis arising from the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Of the ₹1,125 crore, Wipro Ltd’s commitment is ₹100 crore, Wipro Enterprises Ltd’s is ₹25 crore, and that of the Azim Premji Foundation is ₹1000 crore. Read More


Ambani tops Covid-19 hospital, free food and fuel with Rs 500 cr aid to PM CARES Fund

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani on Monday gave an additional Rs 500 crore to the Prime Minister CARES Fund on top of the multi-crore initiative of the country's first COVID-19 hospital as he leads the Indian industry in pledging resources to fight the crisis. Ambani''s Reliance Industries said that besides donating Rs 500 crore to the PM-CARES Fund, it will also provide Rs 5 crore each to the governments of Maharashtra and Gujarat to support their fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Read More


L&T commits to donate Rs. 150 Crore to the PM-CARES Fund

Larsen & Toubro, India's leading technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services conglomerate, is committed to participate in corporate India's response to COVID-19 through funds, community welfare plans and through leveraging its expertise to offer assistance. Responding to the call given by Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, the company will donate T150 Crore to the PM-CARES Fund. Read More


Marico unveils Rs 2.5 cr prize for innovative healthcare solution

FMCG firm Marico and ATE Chandra Foundation have launched a nationwide hunt for innovative solutions to healthcare challenges during Covid-19 crisis. Marico Innovation Foundation has invited med-tech entrepreneurs, corporates and innovator to solve the med-tech challenges faced in the on-going COVID-19 crisis with a prize of Rs 2.5 crore, the company said a statement. Read More


 

Tata Sons Contributes ₹ 1000 Crore To Fight COVID-19

Tata Sons, the parent company of Tata Motors, has announced a huge contribution of ₹ 1000 crore in the fight against COVID-19 or novel coronavirus, and related activities. The announcement was made by N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons, who said that the company will work together with the Tata Trusts, which has separately pledged ₹ 500 crore, to protect and empower all affected communities. Read More


Gautam Adani-led Adani Foundation contributes Rs 100 crore to PM-CARES Fund

The Adani Foundation on Sunday donated Rs 100 crore to the new relief fund set up by the government to fight the novel coronavirus outbreak. This included donation of Rs. 5 crore to the Gujarat Chief Minister's Relief Fund and Rs. 1 crore to the Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund. Alongside, the Foundation was also stitching over 1.2 lakh masks that would be used by the police and health workers as well as the community at large. Read More


Mankind Pharma pledge to contribute Rs 51 crore for Covid-19 relief fund

As coronavirus cases continue to grow in India, pharmaceutical company Mankind Pharma has donated Rs 51 crore to CM Relief Funds to fight the deadly viral infection. Mankind will also be donating ventilators, personal protective equipment (PPE) and medicines to the states reporting the maximum number of positive cases. Read More


 

JSW Group commits over INR 100 Crores to PM-CARES Fund and aid for other relief efforts

In light of the current COVID -19 Crisis, the JSW Group has committed INR 100 Crores to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) in support to all on-going relief efforts. Read More

 


Tata Trusts commits ₹500 crore to fight Covid-19

Tata Trusts on Saturday has committed ₹500 crore to fight coronavirus. The funds will be used to provide protective equipment for medical personnel on the frontline, testing kits, modular treatment facilities and training for health workers among other provisions to tackle the coronavirus crisis. Read More



TVS Motor Company, Sundaram-Clayton earmark ₹30 crore to combat Covid-19

TVS Motor Company, a manufacturer of two- and three-wheelers, and die-caster Sundaram-Clayton Ltd (SCL) have pledged ₹30 crore to support the nationwide efforts to curb the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. The funding will come through Srinivasan Services Trust (SST), the social arm of TVS Motor Company and Sundaram-Clayton Ltd, and will include measures ranging from manufacturing and supplying supportive equipment such as masks and providing cooked meals to those on the frontline -- from healthcare workers to police officers. Read More


Godrej Group earmarks ₹50 crore to fight Covid-19

In its efforts to overcome the coronavirus pandemic, the Godrej Group has launched a slew of initiatives and earmarked ₹50-crore fund for support and relief. The group has termed it an initial outlay and stated it would be supplemented over time. The fund is expected to back some of the initiatives already underway and focussed on public health and essential supplies. Read More


Henkel launches comprehensive global solidarity program

Düsseldorf/Germany – Henkel has announced a comprehensive global solidarity program to support employees, customers and communities facing the global COVID-19 pandemic. Read More


ITC Sets Up Rs 150 Cr COVID Contingency Fund For Vulnerable Sections Of Society

Kolkota-based diversified FMCG company ITC said on March 27 that it is setting up a Contingency Fund of Rs 150 crore to "address and manage the challenges arising out of COVID19 adversity". Read More


COVID19: Zomato sets up funds for income starved daily wage workers in India

 

Food delivery giant Zomato has announced a list of measures it is taking to help its partner restaurants, delivery staff, and other daily wage workers in India who are currently income-starved due to the lockdown in view of the coronavirus pandemic. Read More


Bajaj Group Commits 100 Crore for the Fight against COVID 19

Through the last 130 years, Bajaj Group has stood strong with communities, government and local authorities to make a positive difference to society. In the ongoing fight against Covid-19, we all need to come forward in ways more than ever before, to ensure that all citizens of our country have access to healthcare and other necessities of life. The group pledges Rs. 100 Crore to the fight against Covid-19. Read More


MG Motor India announces donation of Rs. 2 crore towards medical aid

MG Motor India today announced a donation of Rs. 2 crore for the government hospitals and health institutions providing medical assistance in Gurugram and Halol (Vadodara), where the carmaker’s facilities are located – to ensure the health and well-being of the medical staff and underprivileged sections of society.  Read More


Anita Dongre announces 1.5 crore medical fund to self-employed artisans

Fashion designer Anita Dongre has announced that she is donating Rs 1.5 crore as a medical fund to support the small vendors and self-employed artisans working with her amid the coronavirus outbreak. Read More


SBI commits a part of annual profit to help fight Covid-19

State Bank of India has announced to commit 0.25% of its annual profit (FY 2020-21) to fight Covid-19 outbreak situation in India. The fund used to fight Covid-19 pandemic will be spent from CSR funds. This is in line with Ministry of Corporate Affairs’ notification of spending CSR funds for Covid-19 as an eligible CSR activity. Read More


Diageo Pledge to fight the Covid-19 crisis

Diageo, maker of Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff, has today pledged to enable the creation of more than eight million bottles of hand sanitiser, by donating up to two million litres of alcohol to manufacturing partners, to help protect frontline healthcare workers in the fight against COVID-19. Read More


HUL pledges ₹100 crore; announces price cuts on Lifebuoy sanitizers and Domex

Packaged consumer goods company Hindustan Unilever (HUL) on Friday said it is pledging Rs100 crore towards fighting Coronavirus in India even as it announced plans to slash prices of its personal care and home hygiene brands—Lifebouy sanitiser and liquid hand wash, and Domex floor cleaners—by 15%. Read More


Vedanta chairman Anil Agarwal pledges Rs 100 crore to to deal with COVID-19

Metals and mining magnate Anil Agarwal has joined the small yet growing list of billionaires and deep-pocketed businesses globally pledging millions of dollars to fight against the carnage wreaked by the deadly Coronavirus that emanated from China’s Wuhan province late last year. Mr. Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta announced his Rs 100 crore pledge for fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Read More


Ola Commits INR 20 Cr fund for COVID19

Ride-hailing major Ola -which is backed by investors such as Chinese Internet service giant Tencent - has announced a Rs. 20 crore ($2.7 million) fund for its drivers called “Drive the Driver” Fund. 


Uday Kotak and Kotak Bank Commits INR 60 Cr. for COVID19

Uday Kotak, who founded and runs Kotak Mahindra Bank - has made a personal donation of Rs. 25 crores ($3.3 million) to the prime minister’s fund. This is topped by Rs. 35 crores ($5 million) pledged by the bank, of which Rs. 25 crores ($3.3 million) will go towards the prime minister’s fund and Rs. 10 crores ($1.3 million) will be go toward the Maharashtra chief minister’s relief fund. 


Honda commits Rs 11 cr for fight against COVID-19
Honda India Foundation, the CSR arm of Honda Group arm of Honda group companies in India, on Wednesday pledged Rs 11 crore aid towards COVID-19 relief and prevention measures.


Covid-19: Tik Tok donates ₹100 crore for relief work

Tik Tok has donated ₹100 crore towards medical equipment in India in its fight against the spread of Covid-19. A statement from the video-sharing social networking service said on Wednesday that it is donating 4 lakh hazmat medical protective suits and masks. 


Axis Bank sets aside INR 100 Cr for COVID-19 

Axis Bank has set aside Rs 100 crore to support customers, employees, vendors, government agencies and the community at large towards curbing the spread of coronavirus. The bank has waived off charges on various transactions, to ensure seamless and convenient banking.


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