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NHPC arranges airlifting 2.6 Metric tonnes medical materials from Delhi to Imphal for Govt of Manipur

Mar 31st, 2020 4:49 pm | By | Category: LATEST NEWS

Abhay Kumar Singh CMD, NHPC limited.

Abhay Kumar Singh
CMD, NHPC limited.

Keeping in view COVID-19 pandemic and 21 days countrywide lockdown to fight the crisis, in a major humanitarian gesture, NHPC Limited, India’s premier hydropower company has arranged airlifting 2.6 metric tonnes of medical materials for Government of Manipur from New Delhi to Imphal on 28th March 2020. A.K Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, NHPC said, “NHPC is fully committed to stand with the nation in this moment of crisis and has already earmarked Rs 4.5 crore to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The timely supply of medical material is most crucial and therefore we have aided the airlifting of medical material to Imphal which is remotely located and difficult to reach by road.”

On receipt of request from the state government, NHPC has arranged to airlift the cargo. The 2.6 metric tonnes of medical materials included sanitizers, thermal scanners, masks etc. The land locked region of Manipur has a difficult terrain and sending of medical material by flight would save crucial time in fighting COVID-19 crisis in the State.

NHPC’s 105 Mega Watt Loktak Power Station located in Manipur is generating uninterrupted power in this situation of crisis.

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