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NHPC earmarks Rs 4.5 crore and takes various initiatives to fight COVID-19

Mar 31st, 2020 5:03 pm | By | Category: LATEST NEWS

In view of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) crisis that has hit the entire world and the nation, NHPC Limited has earmarked Rs 4.5 crore to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. It was decided on 27.03.2020, during a meeting chaired by A.K. Singh, CMD, NHPC. Director (Projects) Ratish Kumar, Director (Personnel) N.K. Jain, Director (Finance) M.K. Mittal, Director (Technical) Janardan Choudhary and heads of Power Stations, Projects and Regional Offices of NHPC attended the meeting through video conferencing.

Management of NHPC stated “NHPC stands in steadfast support of the nation and the Government of India in this moment of crisis. We will also help the local people near our Power Stations/Projects by providing all possible support.” NHPC operates power stations/ projects in remote and inaccessible areas across the country.

A total of Rs 4.5 crore (including Rs 1.36 crore contribution by employees) has been allotted / envisaged for carrying various activities in making all efforts to help people in the vicinity of NHPC Power Stations/Projects to fight COVID-19. NHPC has developed 40 bedded quarantine centre with attached bathroom managed with government authorities, Reasi, J&K, 17 bedded quarantine centre at Dulhasti Power Station, Distt Kishtwar J&K and 10 bedded quarantine centre with attached bathroom and required accessories at Uri-I Power station, Distt Baramulla J&K. All efforts are being made to develop at least some quarantine rooms and beds at each location. NHPC hospitals/dispensaries have been instructed to provide 24 hrs OPD services to all. Distribution of Rice, Flour, biscuit, soap, sanitizer, liquid hand wash, gloves, mask etc. has already started under CSR-SD from some of NHPC locations w.e.f. 25.3.2020.

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