Crores of rupees, hospital beds in resorts: Corporate India pitches in against COVID 19

What’s been promised so far by IndiaInc

Corporate India pitches in against COVID 19

Just as Jack Ma, the Chinese billionaire showed his financial might against Coronavirus by donating emergency supplies(1.8 m masks; 210,000 test kits; 36,000 Hazmat suits), India Inc. has rallied behind the govt to donate in cash and kind as India gears up for a battle of a lifetime.

Here is what India Inc has promised so far:

Reliance Group: setting up a 100-bed hospital; manufacturing 100,000 masks a day; employees earning less than Rs 30,000 pm to be paid twice a month

Mahindra Group: Mahindra resorts to be used as hospitals; manufacturing ventilators; Chairman Anand Mahindra donates salary

Vedanta Group:  Donates Rs 100 crores; program for daily wage earners

Axis Bank: Donates Rs 100 crores; Online banking charges waived

Designer Anita Dongre: Sets up medical fund of Rs 1.5 crores to support small vendors and self-employed artisans

Tata Group: Full salary to temporary workers and daily wage workers for March and April, even if they fall sick

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s wife Anupama Nadella: Donates Rs 2 crores to the Telangana Chief Ministers Welfare Fund

Hero Cycles: Sets aside Rs 100 crore as contingency fund to mitigate impact of COVID-19 on partners and the community

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