Employees of Dalmia Bharat Group dedicate one day’s salary to PM-CARES Fund to fight Covid 19

New Delhi, April 7: In its humble bid to contribute to a national cause, Dalmia Bharat Group, one of India’s leading conglomerates, has committed ₹25 crore to PM-Cares Fund as part of its endeavour to assist the government’s massive efforts against COVID 19.

Also, 4700 employees of the Group have voluntarily dedicated their one day’s salary – collectively amounting to ₹ 1.6 crores to the PM-CARES Fund to fight this pandemic that has crippled most of the major economies across the world.

“Both the centre and state governments have done an exceptional job to contain the outbreak of COVID in India. India’s strength is its United citizens and loving hearts. We are doing our duty by making a small contribution to PMCARES and will whole heartedly do everything to support our PM and State CM’s in their efforts to fight this virus’ said Mr Puneet Dalmia, MD, Dalmia Bharat Group.

In Meghalaya, Dalmia Bharat Foundation and Hewlett Packard (HP) had established a Common Service Lab (CSL) which is effectively being used in capacity building of frontline health workers of Meghalaya by the department of Health- Govt. of Meghalaya.

The Group has also provided necessary material to the Self Help Group members and silai school trainees to make masks and provide to the needy. Dalmia Bharat has trained 20 women and provided stitching machines in a “Silai School’ program with the technical support of USHA international Ltd in Jagiroad.

The Group has also reached out to over 500 households in the adjacent villages of Assam and Meghalaya and distributed essential food items and disinfect hand wash and soap, also generated awareness among the community on COVID 19 precautions.

The plant heads at various locations in the region are also reaching out to communities on a regular basis and providing them all help including food and medicines.

Ration, grocery and accommodation is being provided to all the contractual labourers who were stuck due to the nation-wide lockdown and stoppage of all transportation. Apart from this, over 100 food packets are being provided twice every day to the local Municipalities and Police to be distributed among needy and homeless near all the plant locations.

 Dalmia Bharat Group has also committed the use of playgrounds, guest houses and technical centres across all plants to the local authorities for using them as facilities for tackling Covid 19 cases. The canteens of the Dalmia Bharat factories across India are also being used to prepare food for local distribution in the regions.

In order to ensure that no employee faces any uncertainty during these times, the company has paid salary to its employees ahead of schedule while contractual workers are being given bi-monthly payments to buy essential commodities.

The Dalmia Bharat Group urges its employees to continue to be vigilant and alert and remain committed to steering the nation to safety against the dreaded disease. It has also encouraged dealers and business partners to come forward and contribute generously towards this cause.

 

 

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