Jyothy Labs announces Rs 5 crore contribution for COVID-19 relief

Industrialists in Karnataka have joined hands with the State government to fight COVID-19. Several firms have announced donations under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to the Chief Minister’s relief fund.

Manpreet Kaur
New Delhi : FMCG firm Jyothy Labs Ltd (JLL) on Tuesday announced Rs 5 crore donation as part of its contribution to provide relief measures for the coronavirus pandemic.

A sum of Rs 2 crore has been earmarked for the Kerala CM Fund and Rs 1 crore each to Maharashtra CM Fund, Assam CM fund and Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PMCARES) respectively, JLL said in a statement.

“We are facing a crisis of unprecedented nature and it is a time for all of us to contribute to the cause and help those in distress. We have a social responsibility to all our employees and society at large,” JLL Chairman and Managing Director MP Ramachandran said in a statement.

He further said: “We are doing our small bit towards the national calamity and hope that all of us take individual responsibility in ensuring our safety and safety of those who are working for us tirelessly. We hope that as a society, we will ensure our optimum contribution, both; monetary and non-monetary.”

Asian Paints has donated ₹2 crore, Toyota Industries Engine India Pvt. Ltd. ₹31 lakh, Xiaomi Technologies and JM Financial ₹25 lakh each, Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts ₹23 lakh, Kennametal ₹15 lakh, and Brigade Enterprises Ltd. ₹10 lakh, according to a press release.

Samsung R&D has announced that it will import health kits worth ₹1 crore from Korea. Toyota Kirloskar is also providing 500 bodysuit sets to doctors and nurses and food for 1,200 poor families in Ramanagaram district.

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