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JSW Group commits ₹100 crore to fight COVID-19

Sajjan Jindal, Chairman, JSW Group. File

Sajjan Jindal, Chairman, JSW Group. File   | Photo Credit: SHASHI ASHIWAL

Each employee of the JSW Group has committed a minimum of a single day’s salary as a donation to the PM - CARES Fund. Many employees are voluntarily offering more than this as a contribution.

JSW Group has committed ₹100 crore to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) in support of all ongoing relief efforts in light of the current COVID -19 crisis.

Chairman of the JSW Group, Sajjan Jindal, while announcing the group’s support said, “We are continuously evaluating the situation and I can earnestly say that the JSW Group is committed to assisting the government in all ways possible to deal with all COVID - 19 related fallouts.

“These immediate contributions is what we see is the need of the hour, and we have earmarked further monetary and non-monetary contributions so as to allow us to dynamically respond to all societal requirements in the future.”

Each employee of the JSW Group has committed a minimum of a single day’s salary as a donation to the PM - CARES Fund. Many employees are voluntarily offering more than this as a contribution.

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The company has earmarked funds to source and import ventilators for immediate use in all healthcare facilities across the country and to fund testing kits, as well as Personal Protective Equipment (masks, gloves etc) for healthcare workers.

Acknowledging the funding, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet said, "I am extremely proud of our industrial leaders, who are rising to the occasion and contributing towards a healthy India. Thank you to @TheJSWGroup. The poorest of the poor will benefit from their remarkable gesture. #IndiaFightsCorona."

"Communities around the JSW Group facilities will be provided with staples and other essential dietary requirements," said a company statement adding that conversion of a number of facilities across JSW Group locations, to Isolation Wards, limiting the stress on community hospitals in the areas.

“These contributions of the JSW Group is an extension of its commitment to Nation Building and every JSW’ite remains committed to serving our nation as required to ensure that this crisis is dealt with in the best possible manner.”

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