New Delhi, Apr 27: Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) continues to be at the forefront of India’s fight against COVID-19. Under the guidance of Steel Minister DharmendraPradhan, SAIL has contributed Rs 4 crore to four states -- Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal where its five integrated steel plants are located.
The company has contributed Rs 1 crore each, amounting to Rs 4 crore, to the CM Relief Funds of these states respectively, according to a statement by the state-owned steel-making company here on Monday. The steel plants located in these states are Bokaro Steel Plant in Jharkhand, Rourkela Steel Plant in Odisha, Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhatisgarh and Durgapur Steel Pant and IISCO Steel Plant in West Bengal. SAIL Chairman Anil Kumar Chaudhary said, ''SAIL has stepped forward and decided to contribute Rs One Crore each to the CM relief funds of the four states where we have our integrated steel plants apart from Rs 30 crore contribution to the PM CARES fund and its employees also have contributed their one day’s salary amounting to around Rs 9 crore to this fund, earlier''.
The company has enhanced its medical facilities across its plants and units in coordination with local authorities of respective state governments in its fight against COVID-19.(UNI)