New Delhi: The COVID-19 pandemic is a cause of great concern while the whole nation is locked down, POWERGRID, the Central Transmission Utility of India, has been ensuring uninterrupted 24x7 power supply.
As a Responsible Corporate Citizen, POWERGRID has contributed ?130 Crore to Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund to support India’s fight against Coronavirus. To help fight the pandemic, it has committed another contribution of ?70 Crore in next FY. This makes POWERGRID's total contribution commitment as ?200 Crore. POWERGRID employees are also contributing a part of their salary towards the cause.
POWERGRID has also distributed food packets in slum areas to help the needy in such difficult times. The laborers and contractual workers at transmission/construction sites are also being provided with masks, soaps, sanitizers, packed food items, grocery items and medical support in all POWERGRID Sub-stations in the country.
As part of preparedness due to outbreak of COVID-19, a backup plan has been prepared for manning all the Sub-stations in the country to ensure uninterrupted power supply.
Posted Date : 31-03-20
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