- Dabur group pledges Rs 21 crore Donation to support the relief efforts and assist the urgent needs of people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Tuesday, the homegrown Dabur group pledged Rs 21 crore donation to support the relief efforts and assist the urgent needs of people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a statement, the organization will also offer assistance to people involved in frontline efforts to fight the virus and help representatives of marginalized parts of society and migrant workers, who are the most seriously affected by this pandemic.
“We have allocated a Rs 21 crore fund for relief efforts, out of which Dabur India and other entities in the Community are contributing a total of Rs 11 crore to the PM CARES Fund,” said Dabur India Ltd Chairman Amit Burman.
Extending its support, the company has begun offering health and hygiene kits to police personnel around the world, including face masks, hand sanitizers, and medications that improve immunity. Through this lockout, we are collaborating with local NGOs and community leaders to expand funding to provide healthy meals and medications to those in need, it said.
One of the group companies, Lite Bite Foods, is preparing and supplying around 2,500 meals every day for the migrant workers. Another group company Oncquest Laboratories is endeavoring to undertake COVID-19 tests for a significant number of below poverty line (BPL) patients free of cost.
We have rolled out a special Insurance scheme ‘Dabur Aashray’ for over 600 individuals who are currently not covered under the Corporate and State Insurance Scheme to support them and take care of their medical needs in case of any emergency arising out of COVID-19, it added. India is presently going through an unprecedented complete lockdown of three weeks, ending on April 14, to prevent the spread of the virus.
Recently, Dabur India Ltd said it has temporarily suspended operations at around 60 percent to 70 percent of its manufacturing units in India as it is grappling with a strict lockdown in the country that has disrupted the movement of people and products here.
The Vatika hair oil manufacturer and Real Juices have 12 manufacturing units in India, to be sure.
In the public interest, the company said it would continue operating units supplying important items such as Ayurvedic medicines, Chyawanprash, hand sanitizers, and hand washings.
Like Dabur, many other big companies in FMCG sector are already contributing such as ITC Limited hotels said it began manufacturing Savlon sanitizers at its newly built perfume production facility in Himachal Pradesh as it stepped up efforts to meet the country’s rising demand for hygiene products following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through a press release, ITC Ltd said the firm has re-used its perfume plant to help manufacture an additional 1,25,000 liters of Savlon hand sanitizers amid an ongoing increase in demand for hygiene items such as sanitizers.