New Delhi: IFFCO, a leading fertilizer cooperative body under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, is playing a vital role by helping the government to combat Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and mitigate the impact of the outbreak. Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers DV Sadanand Gowda has appreciated IFFCO for its outstanding support. In a letter written to the IFFCO’s Managing Director & CEO (MD & CEO) Dr US Awasthi, he said, the world is passing through a very difficult phase due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This pandemic, he said, is having a profound effect on lives and livelihood, especially of poor and marginalized section of the society. COVID-19 is wreaking havoc at a large scale throughout the globe. The disease can’t be fought alone. The Minister underlined that it requires collective action from every one of us in one form or the other.
IFFCO is playing a vital role to support govt in its effort to fight COVID-19 pandemic – DV Sadanand Gowda, Minister of chemicals and Fertilizers
Union Minister has also complemented IFFCO for its contribution of Rs 25 crore to PM CARES. He added ‘I am overwhelmed, and would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the Managing Director, management, employees and shareholders of IFFCO for this act of selflessness. This will be extremely helpful in strengthening our collective resolve to defeat the pandemic.”
IFFCO‘s CMD & CEO has thanked Gowda for his encouraging words. He said ‘IFFCO stand with the nation in its fight against COVID-19. We are trying to break the chain of transmission by doing our best to shield the farmer and rural India from this pandemic.’
The Ministry has said that Fertilizer companies are already working with full capacity to supply adequate quantity of fertilizers to the farming community for upcoming Kharif season.