NEW DELHI: The COVID-19 pandemic is a cause of great concern for entire humanity across the globe. While the country is under lock down, Powergrid, a central PSU under Ministry of Power, has not just been ensuring uninterrupted 24×7 transmission of power but also acting proactively by taking up humanitarian relief activities to aid those impacted by pandemic in India.
“Powergrid as a Responsible Corporate Citizen was among the first to take up CSR activities related to COVID-19 pandemic. It has contributed Rs 200 crore to PM CARES Fund. Additionally, all employees of Powergrid contributed one day salary to PM CARES Fund,” a press release issued by Powergrid said.
“Along with financial contribution to PM CARES fund, the PSU is also distributing food packets/groceries to its contractual workers, labourers and needy people near its sub-station sites and transmission line offices. Besides, these essential items, distribution of masks, sanitisers and soaps is also being carried out. So far, around 81,000 beneficiaries have been provided ration/food items worth Rs 4.27 crore at more than 200 locations across the country,” the release added.
“Powergrid has also provided assistance to hospitals for purchase of ventilators, strengthening medical facilities as well as creation of infrastructure for managing this pandemic. PPE kits, ventilators and other hospital equipment have also been distributed to various hospitals all over the country in its support for fight against COVID-19,” it stated.
Further, Powergrid teams posted in the offices at various locations across the country are sensitising people about the importance of social distancing during this pandemic and how implementation of social distancing can curtail the spread of life threatening disease, it added.