With significant CSR donations in both financially and kind, India Inc. has risen to the challenge of the worldwide pandemic. Corporate social responsibility has given the hopeless something to eat, money to the unemployed, and assistance to frontline workers.
Here are a few Indian corporations’ largest CSR donations to Covid-19:
1: Salil Parekh (Infosys)
The CSR division of software giant Infosys, the Infosys Foundation, has pledged Rs. 120 crore for COVID-19 assistance in India. The PM CARES Fund received contributions totaling more than one-third. During this crisis, Infosys has fed 2.4 million people and helped over 1 million others.
The donations have given first responders much needed protective gear, supplied civilian and military hospitals with 142 ventilators, and helped thousands of migrants weather the financial crisis with food and other basic aid. For use by volunteers in the medical field, police officers, and other groups, millions of masks and gloves were purchased. Ten thousand face shields were given to medical personnel. Work on two hospitals’ medicinal gas pipelines was funded by Infosys.
2: Vijay Singla (JTL Infra Ltd.)
JTL Infra Ltd has distributed 20,000 masks, sanitizers, and basic essentials daily to the local population in various districts in Punjab during the second wave of COVID. Vijay Singla, Pawan Bansal, and his team of JTL Infra Ltd fed almost 5000 people per day. They rationed raw food materials for the needy and cooked food for those who did not have vessels to cook.
During the second wave of COVID-19, hospitals in Punjab are out of medical supplies and a shortage of beds and lack of oxygen cylinders in hospitals started creating the worst scenario for the patients. In such a situation, Vijay Singla came forwards to help local hospitals in Punjab and provide them with medical supplies i.e., oxygen cylinders, ventilators, hospital beds, and other medical equipment.
3: Rajeev Juneja (Mankind Pharma)
Mankind Pharma gave around Rs. 130 Crore in 2020 to the PM CARES Fund, CM Care Fund, murdered medical professionals, and police officers. Ventilators, PPE, and medications have all been given by the business. It has now promised to provide Rs. 100 crores to the surviving loved ones of physicians, police officials, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals who have passed away.
We will never forget the loss experienced by the families of the fallen frontline soldiers, declared Rajeev Juneja, Managing Director & Vice Chairman of Mankind Pharma. The firm is aware that we will never be able to fully fill their loss, but we can at least make an effort to support them during these tough times.
4: Mukesh Ambani (Reliance)
Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), the largest private enterprise in India, declared a gift to the PM CARES Fund of 500 crore rupees last year. In addition, the governments of Gujarat and Maharashtra received financial contributions of Rs.5 crore each to aid in the fight against Covid-19.
Reliance Foundation (the CSR branch of RIL) and the BMC established India’s first COVID hospital in Mumbai during the initial stage of the epidemic last year, with a specialized 225-bed facility at Seven Hills Hospital. Out of the 225 beds, Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital is alone in charge of managing 100 beds, including 20 ICU beds.
RIL maintains its round-the-clock, multifaceted, on-the-ground efforts to contribute to keeping the country ready, nourished, supplied, safe, connected, and motivated despite the extraordinary obstacles the epidemic has placed on all of us.
5: Azim Premji (Wipro)
A total of Rs. 1125 crore has been pledged by Wipro Ltd, Wipro Enterprises Ltd, and Azim Premji Foundation to address the enormous health and humanitarian crises brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic epidemic.
Wipro Ltd. has pledged Rs. 100 crore, Wipro Enterprises Ltd. Rs. 25 crore, and the Azim Premji Foundation Rs. 1,000 crore of the total of Rs. 1125 crore. These funds are in addition to Wipro’s yearly CSR initiatives and the Azim Premji Foundation’s customary charitable donations.
Last year, Wipro Limited converted a 450-bed intermediate care COVID-19 hospital from one of its IT campuses in Hinjewadi, Pune, in just four weeks. In June 2020, the hospital was turned over to the Maharashtra state government.
The temporary hospital has 12 beds to stabilize critically ill patients before transferring them to a tertiary care center and is prepared to handle mild cases. There are 24 rooms in this separate, remote COVID-19 specialized structure for physicians and medical personnel.