CSR Watch: OIL extends financial support of Rs 5 crore to Assam CM’s Relief Fund

New Delhi/Duliajan: Oil India Limited (OIL) has contributed in a big way in the fight against COVID-19 by supporting the augmentation of health infrastructure due to surge of the second wave of the pandemic. OIL once again rises to the occasion to combat COVID-19 by contributing Rs 5 crore under CSR to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, Assam on May 27. The amount also includes the voluntary contribution of one day’s salary by the employees of the company to support the government in combating this crisis. The cheque was ceremoniously handed over to Chief Minister of Assam Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma by OIL's Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Sushil Chandra Mishra in presence of Industries and Commerce Minister of Assam Chandra Mohan Patowary, Finance Minister (Assam) Ajanta Neog, Agriculture and Veterinary Minister (Assam) Atul Bora, NRL's Managing Director SK Barua, OIL's Director (Finance) Harish Madhav, OIL's Resident Chief Executive (RCE) Prasanta Borkakoty and other senior officials of OIL and government of Assam at the Assam Administrative Staff College, Guwahati.

Dr Sarma lauded OIL for its contribution towards the drive to fight against the pandemic of COVID-19. While thanking OIL’s employees for contributing one day’s salary to CM Relief Fund, Dr Sarma further stated that OIL is not only energising Assam’s growth trajectory, but they are also contributing to ensure state’s good health in the time of COVID-19 crisis. He also added that he is very confident that OIL and Assam Government partnership on various areas will help in the development of the state and the petroleum industry in Assam.

While ensuring a continuous supply of energy to the nation, OIL also contributed towards various state governments to fight against the pandemic. OIL has invested around Rs 52 crore (inclusive of Rs 5 crore to CM Relief Fund, Assam) towards augmentation of health infrastructure during the second wave of the pandemic as below:

1.    Supply of 2 nos Iced Line Refrigerator to Govt of Assam for storing vaccines 
2.    Supply of 35 nos Deep Freezers to Govt of Assam for storing vaccines
3.    Support to COVID Care Centre in Tinsukia District, Assam 
4.    Support in setting up of a 100 bedded COVID Care Centre at Duliajan, Dibrugarh District, Assam 
5.    Financial support in setting up of 300 bedded COVID hospital by DRDO at Sarusajai Stadium, Lokhora, Guwahati
6.    Financial support for installation of PSA oxygen plant in Goalpara Aspirational District in Assam
7.    Placement of 40 KL Liquid Nitrogen tank at Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, Assam
8.    Support to Tengakhat Mahatma Gandhi Model Hospital, Dibrugarh, Assam
9.    Supply of 500 nos of Oxygen concentrators to Govt. of Assam
10.    Supply of additional 1,000 nos Oxygen concentrators at various locations in the country
11.    Supply of 20 nos. of Oxygen concentrators to Jodhpur (10) and Jaisalmer (10) District Authorities in Rajasthan
12.    Three oil-free oxygen boosters for refilling oxygen cylinders at district hospital at Namsai, Changlang and Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh
13.    Supply and shipment of 3,000 nos of Oxygen cylinders in various locations in the country
14.    Setting up of temporary 50 bedded COVID healthcare facility in Noida, UP 
15.    Supply, installation and commissioning of 9 nos of PSA Oxygen plants in Bihar (5), Uttar Pradesh (2), Nagaland (1) and Arunachal Pradesh (1)
16.    Under CSR during the pandemic, project ‘OIL Arogya’, community awareness on health, hygiene & nutrition were carried out in rural areas along with distribution of masks, sanitisers and hygiene kits amongst the beneficiaries of Upper Assam. Under Project ‘OIL Sparsha’, regular mobile healthcare services & counselling were provided by professionals in the villages of OIL’s operational areas of Assam & Arunachal Pradesh.
17.    OIL supplied 3 numbers of Bowsers/tankers to Jaisalmer District Authorities for supplying oxygen. The company provided 25 Oxygen concentrators to the district magistrate of both Jodhpur and Jaisalmer District out of which, a few have been provided to BSF.

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Amid the escalating scare of the pandemic, OIL maintained its operations round the clock to ensure an uninterrupted supply of crude oil and natural gas. As an industry under essential service, OIL with the help of the Department of Health & Family Welfare ensured that all its employees across its various offices in India are vaccinated. The company also facilitated the Government in conducting testing as well as vaccination camps with the help of the company’s team of paramedics and doctors. Continuing its essential operations, the company has also ensured compliance with the government protocols like maintaining social distancing, personal hygiene, work-from-home, etc. 

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