New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Business conglomerate Dalmia Bharat Group has committed Rs 25 crore to the PM-Cares Fund as part of its endeavour to assist the government’s efforts against COVID 19.

“We are doing our duty by making a small contribution to the PMCARES and will do everything to support our Prime Minister and Chief Ministers in their efforts to fight the coronavirus,” said Puneet Dalmia, Managing Director of the Dalmia Bharat Group.

Ration, grocery and accommodation were being provided to all contractual labourers stranded due to the nationwide lockdown, he said.

Apart from this, it is providing over 100 food packets twice a day to the local police and the municipalities to be distributed among the needy and homeless near its plants.

Dalmia Bharat Group has also committed playgrounds, guest houses and technical centres at its plants to the local authorities for use as facilities to house Covid-19 cases.

The canteens of Dalmia Bharat factories are being used to prepare food for local distribution.

To ensure that no employee faces any uncertainty, the company has paid salary ahead of schedule, while contractual workers are being given bi-monthly payments to buy essential commodities.

–IANS

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