Staff Reporter ; Kolkata, 1 April : AM/NS India, a joint venture between ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel, and HMEL, a partnership between Hindustan Petroleum and Mittal Energy Investments, today announced to contribute Rs 100 crores to strengthen India’s fight against COVID -19 and protect families and communities impacted by the deadly virus.
According to a communique issued by the company today, the money was donated to Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation Fund (PM-CARES] to help the ongoing relief efforts countrywide.
‘ Additionally our operations are contributing through supporting daily meals of over 5,000 as well as providing food kits to more than 30,000 people, augmenting ambulance services and preparing care centres in location close to our production facilities and sharing knowledge on preventive measures and providing sanitation kits and PPE in the communities’ the communique informed.
‘We have also decided that all employees would continue to receive a salary for their work during this critical period’,it staed further.
Meanwhile,hailing the efforts all individuals, organisations and companies across the world for offering their services. Company Chairman Lakshmi N ,Mittal in a statement today said he was ‘pleased that the companies can play a small role in assisting with this. The ingenuity of mankind is considerable and I am convinced, if we all work together with urgency we will succeed. Citizens across India have shown extraordinary dedication, bravery and compassion in this moment of singular crisis and they deserve our support and the gratitude of the nation’.