Indian automotive battery maker Amara Raja has donated $786,000 to lend support in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the company said in a press release.
As per the release, out of the six crores, $607,000 is donated to the Andhra Pradesh CM relief fund and $121,000 to Telangana CM relief fund. This contribution by the organization includes the one-day salary contribution by employees of Amara Raja Group, the company added.
Additionally, the Tirupati based company said, Jayadev Galla, Vice Chairman of Amara Raja Group, in his capacity as the Member of Parliament, Guntur has announced a sum of $327,000 from his MPLADS fund for the prevention of COVID-19 in his parliamentary constituency.
Commenting on the recent developments, Ramachandra N Galla, Chairman of Amara Raja Group said, “Amara Raja group stands in solidarity with the government in its efforts to fight the pandemic of Covid -19, with the healthcare workers tirelessly standing on the frontline fighting day and night to overcome the Coronavirus and with the people of the country. Alongside our social endeavours, internally we are geared up to support our employees, customers, community and all our stakeholders.”