GKEL provides relief to fire victims in Odisha


India CSR News Network

BHUBANESWAR: GMR Kamalanga Energy Limited (GKEL) , which operates 1050 MW thermal power plant at Kamalanga in Dhenakanal district, extended its helping hand to the people of Dhobaninandar village under Hindol Block in the district, who were badly affected by a devastating fire on Friday. The fire engulfed 65 dwellings, rendering 250 families homeless.

“We were shocked to hear about the fire accident in Dhobaninandar Village and express our deep sympathy for the people who have lost their homes and belongings,” Ramesh R Pai, Chief Operating Officer, GKEL, said. “We have arranged immediate relief for the affected families and pray that they are able to rebuild their houses at the earliest,” he added.

GKEL staff met members of the affected families of Dhobaninandar Village and distributed clothes like sarees, dhotis, lungis and towels to them in the presence of Prafulla Mallik, Minister of Steel, Mines & Labour, Smt. Simarani Nayak, MLA, Hindol and other local leaders. Earlier, GKEL had extended its helping hand to the fire victims of Kansara & Basoi village in Dhenkanal district.

As part of CSR, GKEL has been undertaking several initiatives in the area of education, healthcare, livelihood, micro units and community development to improve  the living standard of project-affected families in Kamalanga and Managlpur Panchayat of Dhenkanal district.

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