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SJVN to contribute Rs 5 crore to 'PM CARES fund'

In addition to this, SJVN employees have also contributed an amount of Rs 32 lakh from their salaries to combat the Coronavirus challenge
Shimla: Coronavirus (COVID-19), a highly contagious disease has gripped the whole world in its clutches. The outbreak of the disease has resulted in the exponential growth of persons infected with the virus on a daily basis. In India, the pandemic is posing severe health and economic challenges with the rise in the number of cases.
SJVN Limited has always been at the forefront in supporting the society and the government for tackling any issues which affect the country or its people: SJVN Limited's CMD NL Sharma
SJVN Limited's Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) NL Sharma informed that as a responsible corporate citizen and understanding the seriousness of fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SJVN Limited has decided to contribute Rs 5 crore to the PM CARES Fund. The Prime Minister of the country has set up a charitable trust under the name of ‘Prime Minister’s citizen assistance and relief in emergency situations fund’ (PM CARES Fund). This fund will act as a dedicated national fund with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation, like posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to provide relief to the affected. Sharma further informed that SJVN Limited has always been at the forefront in supporting the society and the government for tackling any issues which affect the country or its people. To fight the COVID-19 spread, SJVN has already committed an amount of around Rs 3 crore by way of support for purchasing ventilators by the hospitals, by distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) like face masks, gloves, etc., setting up of quarantine units in its project hospitals, distribution of food and other essential items to the needy. SJVN employees have also contributed an amount of Rs 32 lakhs from their salaries to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) challenge.