Ambuja Cement & ACC Join Hands To Contribute Rs 3.30 Cr To Battle COVID-19
Contributed Rs.3.30 crore to three reputed NGOs to support communities in distress.
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Ambuja Cements Limited and ACC Limited have collectively contributed Rs.3.30 crore to three NGOs to support daily-wagers, migrant labor, slum-dwellers, and the homeless stranded across the country on account of the lockdown.
Ambuja Cement and ACC are supporting Goonj, an NGO renowned for being on the forefront of disaster relief with expertise in material management, as well as Praja Foundation and Mumbai Roti Bank, who are working extensively with laborers and daily wage workers who have lost their livelihood on account of the country-wide lockdown to protect against the novel coronavirus.
Together, these organizations are carrying out multi-pronged containment and relief efforts in those parts of the country that require immediate attention.
Neeraj Akhoury, CEO India, LafargeHolcim and MD & CEO Ambuja Cements Limited said, “Today, India, like other countries across the world, is grappling with its worst public health crisis. In times like these, collaborative models are more effective in both containment of the disease as well as support for those whose livelihood and even survival is at risk. We believe that our contributions to these NGOs who are delivering grass-root relief measures coupled with our own companies’ efforts on ground working with local communities will greatly accelerate the scale and impact we will have.”
Sridhar Balakrishnan, MD & CEO, ACC Limited, reiterated “The global pandemic has created an unprecedented societal challenge. The corporate sector must step up to augment the work of the government and public bodies. As our country focuses on public health needs, at ACC and Ambuja, we are rallying together to support NGOs who are best placed to make a meaningful difference to those most impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. We are taking collective responsibility to ensure the daily sustenance of migrant labourers, daily-wagers and impacted communities.”