Mumbai:The Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) on Monday announced a donation of Rs 500 crore to PM CARES Fund to support the nation’s fight against the COVID-19.
In a statement, the RIL said that it has also provided contributions of Rs 5 crore each to Maharashtra and Gujarat governments to support their fight against the deadly virus.
Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited, said, “We are confident that India will conquer the coronavirus crisis sooner rather than later. The entire Reliance Industries Limited team is with the nation in this hour of crisis and will do everything to win this battle against COVID-19.”
Nita Ambani, Founder Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, said, “All of us at Reliance Foundation stand in solidarity with our countrymen and women. Our doctors and staff have helped set up India’s first COVID-19 hospital and are committed to supporting the government in exhaustive screening, testing, prevention and treatment of COVID-19.”
She stressed that the need of the hour is to support the marginalised and daily wage communities and the RIL aims to “feed 50 lakh people across the country on daily basis” through its meal distribution programme.
Acting against COVID-19, the firm along with its team has stepped up in 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.