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Hyundai Motor India Foundation aiding Chennai rescue

Hyundai India helping Chennai Rains Rescue

Like a host of other corporates, Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF), an arm of Hyundai Motor India Limited has come to the aid of scores affected by the Chennai floods.

Hyundai Motor India Foundation (HMIF), corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is providing relief material to persons affected by the flood situation in Chennai.

The company has thus far distributed over 1,000 mats, 1,000 bedsheets and 500 tarpaulins besides food items consisting of 2,500 biscuit packets and 500 packets of bread. HMIF has also distributed 500 water tubs to people in Ettikuthimedu, Akkamapuram, Vellarai, KK Nagar and Kaduvancery villages most affected by the floods.

These items were handed over to the flood affected persons in the presence of government officials and panchayat presidents in the area.

Hyundai India helping Chennai Rains Rescue

Mr. Stephen Sudhakar J, Vice President-HR & GS looks on as Mr. YK Koo, Managing Director, HMIL hands over relief materials to the flood affected villagers in Nemily village in Sriperumbudur Block along with Mr. Vinayagam G, President, UUHE.

5,000 packets of food items that included 4 chapatis, a vegetable, 1 packet of milk biscuits and 2 bananas were handed over on December 4, 2015 while 6,000 packets of 2 jam buns and a box of rice and chips were offered on December 5th to relief team set up by the Government of Tamil Nadu.

The packets were air dropped in the flood affected areas by Air Force personnel operating from Tambaram Air Base. HMIF team also visited affected areas in Vengadu and Nemily villages in Sriperumbudur distributing utensils to villagers besides blankets, water cans and provisions to 200 families.

Once floods abate, HMIF also plans to undertake sanitation programs in these villages. The villages will be cleaned with the aid of tractors, fogging machines and bleaching powder thus containing the spread of diseases and allowing villagers to return to normalcy.

In the meantime, Hyundai Chennai plant which has the capacity to produce 6.8 lakh units per annum has temporarily stalled manufacturing operations in the wake of the floods in the region. Hyundai has suspended three shifts last week and will take a call on resuming operations depending on situation in the coming days.

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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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