tata group has spent rs 2500 crore so far in kovid relief work chandrasekaran

tata group has spent rs 2500 crore so far in kovid relief work chandrasekaran

Mumbai, Jun 10 (PTI) Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran said on Thursday that the group companies have collectively contributed Rs 2,500 crore to various relief operations in both the waves of the COVID-19 pandemic that followed March 2020. is.

In his address at the annual general meeting of TCS, the group’s most important company, Tata Group companies have focused more on ground-level work, such as building new hospitals and expanding oxygen capacity, than financial commitments during the pandemic. paid attention.

Chandrasekaran said Tata Sons and its associated charitable trusts committed Rs 1,500 crore after the first wave of the pandemic. Later, as the pandemic continued in the country, group companies including TCS and Tata Steel made an additional contribution of Rs 1,000 crore.

“In this way, the group has committed and spent about Rs 2,500 crore in total,” he said.

Chandrasekaran said the group has done most of the work at the grassroots level rather than financially. Giving examples, he said that the group has provided 3,300 beds in hospitals. Supported the construction of two hospitals and increased oxygen supply capacity to 1,100 tonnes per day. This quantity is 10 per cent of the total installed capacity across the country.

He said, “We hope that the third wave of Kovid will not cause much disturbance but one thing we have to remember that the virus seems to be one step ahead of us. That’s why we need to be careful and be prepared for any situation.

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