Reliance Industries Ltd spent Rs 1,140 crore in the fiscal ending March 2021 on corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives including Covid-19 support, rural transformation, education, health, sports and disaster response. According to the company’s latest annual report, Reliance had spent Rs 1,022 crore in 2019-20 on CSR initiatives.
Joining India’s fight against the pandemic, Reliance provided healthcare, medical-grade liquid oxygen, meals and masks over the last one year. It repurposed Jamnagar plant to provide 1,000 tonnes oxygen per day free of cost to states, meeting the needs of nearly one lakh patients per day.
The firm distributed more than 5.5 crore meals to over 27 lakh beneficiaries, supported 2,300 beds for COVID care and treatment across locations including setting up of India’s first COVID hospital in Mumbai, distributed 81 lakh reusable masks to 50 lakh frontline warriors and essential service providers across 21 states and 2 Union Territories and provided 5.5 lakh litres of free fuel to 14,000 notified ambulances and vehicles engaged in COVID-19 services across 249 districts in 18 states.
A manufacturing facility in Silvassa, Gujarat was ramped up to produce 1,00,000 PPE kits and masks every day to serve frontline workers, the report said.
On rural transformation, it created 131 lakh cubic meters of water harvesting capacity trained 10,000-plus elected representatives and village volunteers to strengthen local governance, trained 8,800 unemployed and supported 39 skilling partners across 20 states and 150 cities.
On healthcare, Reliance provided 2.3 lakh health consultations though Mobile Medical Units (MMUs), Static Medical Units (SMUs) and Community Health Centres (CHCs), it said.
It supported an array of educational initiatives, spanning primary, secondary and tertiary education. Jio Institute set up as a ‘Greenfield Institute of Eminence’ start-up campus spread across 52 acres land and 3,60,000 sq ft constructed buildings at Ulwe, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra is ready to commence academic sessions in 2021.
It launched Reliance Foundation Scholarships in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Sciences, imparted 4,100 hours of training to 763 teachers and 116 non-teaching staff of Reliance Foundation Schools on technology platforms and upgraded 75 government schools and 221 master trainers trained in Madhya Pradesh.
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