JSPL continues its effort to fight against COVID-19

Angul: With an objective to support the district administration, government and the local community to fight against COVID-19, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) has been continuing to undertake multi-dimensional intervention during the last four months.

Through its CSR Arm, JSPL Foundation, led by its Chairperson Shallu Jindal, the company has been closely collaborating with the district administration as well as the local people to defeat the drudgery of the pandemics, said a statement.

JSPL Foundation has been providing food and ration to the needy and vulnerable, distributing masks, sanitizers and soaps among communities as well as creating awareness among rural communities about various prevention measures to contain the global pandemic.

In addition to these, the company has been taking several measures to create an infection-free safe workplace for its workers and employees and strictly following the COVID protocols and Govt guidelines, it said.

Inspired by the vision of its Chairman Naveen Jindal for a Hunger-Free India, the Steel company launched ‘Mission Zero Hunger’ programme to support the poor and vulnerable and provided cooked and dry foods to various needy people living in its vicinity.

JSPL Foundation provided 10200 meals of cooked food to street dwellers from 29th March onwards. The company has so far provided about 13800 cooked meals to the stranded truck drivers and migrant workforce since 28th March.

Besides, the Company has provided dry rations for 90 days to various destitute homes such as Old age homes, Child care home, Shelter homes for the destitute women and homes for special children. 

As a prevention measures, for better protection of local communities, the company has distributed more than 110000 UV treated/sterilized mask, made by SHG members promoted by JSPL Foundation.

This includes both disposable and washable masks. Similarly, more than 25000 persons have been given sanitizers and about 15000 pieces of soaps have been distributed.

All the 1654 Anganwadi Centres in the district have been provided with face cover Masks and Sanitization kits by the JSPL Foundation.