Lanxess India pledges Rs 2 crore to PM’s relief fund to combat Covid-19

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 08 Apr 2020

German specialty chemicals company, Lanxess India has donated Rs 2 crore to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) as part of its CSR initiative, to contribute to the fight against coronavirus pandemic in India.

Lanxess says it has adopted a multi-pronged approach to support the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus. The comprehensive support includes product donation (Rely+On Virkon) and essential supplies donation, besides the financial support to the PM Cares fund.

The company says it has pledged an additional Rs 30 lakh for the donation of materials such as face masks, disinfectants, hand sanitizers, liquid soaps and groceries among others, in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, around the areas in which its sites operate. Based on the local requirements, the material will be procured locally at each location and will be handed over to the respective Municipal Corporations and government agencies.

Lanxess India had recently donated its surface disinfectant Rely+On Virkon to Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) to reduce cross-contamination of Covid-19 in civic hospitals and other establishments.

Commenting on the contributions, Neelanjan Banerjee, vice-chairman and MD, Lanxess India said, “The coronavirus continues to cause new fatalities every day across the globe. We hope that our contribution to the PM Cares Fund and material donation will support the government in fighting the disease and help communities get immediate relief from Covid-19. We believe that the current crisis needs our undivided support and are doing our best to help the government in its efforts.”