Maruti Suzuki Cares has reached out to the community in need during the COVID-19 pandemic supplying food and clean water along with PPE
Maruti Suzuki India Limited has extended its reach across towns and villages in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last three weeks, the company has distributed over 1,20,000 cooked meals and set up 17 water OEMs in 16 villages in Haryana to offer clean and safe drinking water to the residents.
10,000 dry ration kits have been distributed to community members and face masks and protective equipment has been provided for village community and housekeeping. The village water ATMs are open to all and water is dispensed at Rs.35 per liter while users have to strictly abide by social distancing norms.
These water ATMs have been fitted with Water Quality Display screens and adheres to 100 percent quality standards showing purity of water in terms of Total Dissolved Solids, temperature and ph levels. The dry ration kits include rice, aata, cooking oil, sugar, soap and other essential items.
The company’s in-house canteens have been used to prepare meals for temporary workers and student trainees staying at village communities in Gurugran and Manesar plants and around 5,400 cooked meals are delivered each day. The company is also providing around 4,500 liters of clean water to Aliyar village and around 3,800 liters to Dhana village in Manesar while around 16 waste collection vans have been pressed into service at Manesar and Rohtak.
Maruti Suzuki has also engaged families of employees in an online family connect program via video conferencing to motivate them during the lock down and to entertain them in fun activities. The company has set up 24×7 help desk to address any concerns of the employees and their families while all employees have to strictly adhere to Government advisories.
Maruti Suzuki has also advised its employees to keep a close watch on ‘Wellness Mitra’ mobile app, designed for the company and which provides updates about developments related to COVID-19. Apart from Maruti Suzuki, every other automaker is doing their part in the fight against the coronavirus.
Hyundai Motor India has ordered COVID-19 Advanced Diagnostic Testing Kits from South Korea which will help to serve upto 25,000 people and will be distributed to Center and State governments hospitals in affected areas. Tata Motors, Mahindra, Volkswagen have also taking on certain initiatives to help locals as well as authorities with essential supplies.