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SJVN contributes Rs 5 crore to ‘PM CARES Fund’

By IndianMandarins- 30 Mar 2020
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The SJVN Limited’s CMD Nand Lal Sharma has announced to contribute Rs 5 crore to the PM CARES Fund in the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Sharma further informed that SJVN Limited has always been at the forefront in supporting the society and the government for tackling any issues which affect the country or its people.

To fight the COVID-19 spread, SJVN has already committed an amount of around Rs 3 crore by way of support for purchasing ventilators by the hospitals, by distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) like face masks, gloves, etc., setting up of quarantine units in its project hospitals, distribution of food and other essential items to the needy. In addition to this, SJVN employees have also contributed an amount of Rs 32 lakhs from their salaries to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) challenge.

It may be mentioned that PM Modi has set up a charitable trust under the name of ‘Prime Minister’s citizen assistance and relief in emergency situations fund’ (PM CARES Fund). This fund will act as a dedicated national fund with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation amid COVID-19 pandemic.

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