Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus pandemic

PowerGrid contributes Rs 200 crore

to PM CARES Fund

NEW DELHI, MARCH 31 : Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

The COVID- 19 pandemic is a cause of great concern while the whole nation is locked down, POWERGRID, the Central Transmission Utility of India, has been ensuring uninterrupted 24x7 power supply.

As a responsible corporate citizen PowerGrid has contributed Rs 130 Crore to Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund to support India's fight against Coronavirus. To help fight the pandemic it has committed another contribution of Rs 70 crore in the next financial year.

"I look upon ourselves as partners in all of this, and that each of us contributes and does what he can do best. And so I see not a top rung and a bottom rung - I see all this horizontally - and I see this as part of a matrix. And I see every human being as having a purpose, a destiny, if you like - the destiny that exists in each of us - and find ways and means to provide such opportunities for everyone." JONAS SALK

As a responsible corporate citizen PowerGrid has contributed Rs 130 Crore to Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund to support India's fight against Coronavirus. To help fight the pandemic it has committed another contribution of Rs 70 crore in the next financial year.

This makes Powergrid's total contribution commitment as Rs 200 crore. PowerGrid employees are also contributing a part of their salary towards the cause.

PowerGrid has also distributed food packets in slum areas to help the needy in such difficult times. The laborers and contractual workers at transmission/construction sites are also being provided with masks, soaps, sanitizers, packed food items, grocery items and medical support in all POWERGRID Sub-stations in the country.

As part of preparedness due to outbreak of COVID-19, a backup plan has been prepared for manning all the Sub-stations in the country to ensure uninterrupted power supply.