Hyundai Motor India, leading car manufacturer in India, contributed INR 2 crores to the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund. A cheque for this amount was presented by Mr. YK Koo, Managing Director, HMIL, who met with Selvi. J Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, at the secretariat in Chennai.
Hyundai Motors responded immediately to widespread calamities across Tamil Nadu that has caused immense damage, destruction and loss of lives across the state. HMIL have stated that they support the state of Tamil Nadu wholeheartedly in offering support, rescue, relief and rehabilitation to those affected by the natural calamities.
Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF), the CSR arm of HMIL has helped in relief operations in Sriperumbudur and Chennai, helping affected families since early this month. Packets of food, clothing and other essentials have been distributed to persons in these regions while the company will also aid in conducting sanitation and health camps.
Villages affected by the floods will be cleaned with tractors, fogging machines and bleaching powder to contain the spread of waterborne diseases and quicken return to normalcy. HMIF has also distributed 1,000 mats, 1,000 bedsheets and 500 tarpaulins besides food packets containing biscuits, bread and other rations along with 500 water tubs to people in Ettikuthimedu, Akkamapuram, Vellarai, KK Nagar and Kaduvancery villages
HMIL, the largest passenger car exporter and the second largest car manufacturer in India, has made their home in Chennai since 1996. The company’s Chennai plant has the capacity to produce 6.8 lakh units per annum where operations had to be suspended for a few days due to the flood situation.