As part of its continued efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, PepsiCo India is providing hygiene
kits to the farmers in Satara, Maharashtra, in a bid to ensure their well-being and safety, while they
face challenging times head-on.
According to the company, hygiene kits being distributed will include both masks and sanitisers –
both being essential in the fight against coronavirus.
Additionally, to create awareness within the farmer communities on the best hygiene practices,
PepsiCo India is also conducting special on ground programmes focused on handwashing
procedures, wearing masks properly and practicing preventive measures like social distancing.
Pratap Bose, Agro Director, PepsiCo India, said, “We at PepsiCo India are grateful to all our farmer
friends who have been working tirelessly and risking COVID-19 to ensure food being available on our
tables. They truly are the unsung heroes of India. Being an Agri company at heart and sharing a
strong relationship with over 27,000 farmers across India, PepsiCo India acknowledges and deeply
appreciates all the efforts being put by our farmer friends to feed us and our families.
The distribution of hygiene kits and organizing awareness drives on health and safety
is our little way to thank all our farmer friends.”
From the outset of the pandemic, PepsiCo India has actively been stepping up on its community
support programmes which included providing over 10 million meals to the underserved
communities and also making available over 35,000 COVID test kits to various government labs and
The effort involved PepsiCo India partnering with leading NGOs like Akshaya Patra Foundation, Smile
Foundation, CII Foundation, Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND). The entire
programme was rolled out in 13 states including Maharashtra.
By: Murtuza Merchant