Essar Foundation has stepped up to provide around 2
million meals to the vulnerable sections affected by the lockdown imposed
across the country as a precautionary measure against the Coronavirus Disease
that made its maiden appearance in China’s Wuhan in October 2019.
Essar Foundation, the CSR division of the Essar Group,
has provided 8 lakh meals to disadvantaged sections including daily wage
earners, homeless, and transgenders affected by the lockdown.
Besides, the Foundation has distributed 150,000 masks,
sanitizers, and 5000 PPE to police personnel, health care workers, BMC staff to
date in its fight against the pandemic.
“We are fortunate that we can act promptly, in
collaboration with the state machinery, because of our association with the
Government of Maharashtra Corona Control CSR Group. The Essar COVID-19 Relief
Fund will continue to support marginalised and vulnerable groups of people
pan-India,” Kaustubh Sonalkar,
CEO-Essar Foundation & Group President-Corporate HR was quoted as saying.