Reliance Industries Pledges Rs 500 Crore For Combating Coronavirus (Photo Credit: File Photo - PTI Image)
Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) on Monday pledged to donate Rs 500 crores to PM-CARES Fund to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak in India. Additionally, Reliance Industries has donated Rs 5 crore each to the governments of Maharashtra and Gujarat to support their fights against the COVID-19.
In a statement, Reliance Industries confirmed that it will donate 500 crore to PM CARES Fund in response to the call by the Prime Minister to support the nation’s fight against the Coronavirus onslaught. “Reliance Industries has also provided contributions of Rs. 5 crore each to the governments of Maharashtra and Gujarat to support their fights against the Covid-19,” the company said.
The Mukesh Ambani-led company further said, “RIL also continues its 24x7, multi-pronged, on-the-ground effort to do its bit to ensure the nation remains prepared, fed, supplied, safe, connected and motivated to fight and win against the unprecedented challenges brought upon by the Coronavirus pandemic.”
“RIL has already deployed the strengths of the Reliance Family on this action plan against COVID-19. RIL and its motivated team have stepped up in the cities and villages, on roads and lanes, clinics and hospitals, grocery and retail stores, and it has pressed additional capabilities into the service of the nation,” it concluded.
In India, the death count has reached 30 due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus in the country. According to the latest update, a total of 1,071 cases of coronavirus has been reported in India.
It is worth mentioning here that the novel coronavirus, which originated in China, has claimed over 34,000 lives across the world. With no known cure so far for the coronavirus, the deadly disease has become a major issue for the entire world.