MG Motor India plans a 100-member women’s hostel to ensure safety of employees

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 09 Apr 2020

MG Motor India, is planning a 100-member female associate’s hostel near its manufacturing facility in Halol, to ensure the safety and security of its employees. The upcoming accommodation will be located around 5 kilometers from the carmaker’s manufacturing unit, and will house MG’s associate-level female employees and provide them with housekeeping, food, and transportation facilities among others.

The carmaker says with female associates accounting for more than 31 percent of its workforce, MG Motor India boasts the best diversity ratio within the Indian automotive industry – a number that it strives to increase in the future. The new hostel aims to provide safe, sanitised, and hygienic living spaces to its female associates, and through this move, MG also aims to significantly enhance the contribution of female associate at its Halol plant.

Speaking on the facility, Rajeev Chaba, president and MD, MG Motor India said, “With the world facing an unprecedented crisis, it becomes imperative for employers to ensure that their employees are healthy, safe, and secure. Our new 100-member hostel will provide safe, sanitised, and comfortable living spaces to our female associates. The aim is to ensure that our female associates have complete peace of mind as far as their physical wellbeing is concerned. It will also bolster our diversity ratio and further strengthen our ecosystem for female employees.”

In addition, MG Motor India has donated around Rs 2 crore towards fighting Covid-19. It has also donated 20 ventilators to healthcare institutions in Gurgaon to combat the coronavirus threat and has also partnered with Compass Group India to distribute 12,000 food packets to the migrant and daily-wage workforce in the city. Furthermore, the carmaker recently distributed more than 350 Health and Hygiene Kits in Godhra and Panchmahal. It has previously distributed PPE kits, surgical masks, gloves, sanitizer, sanitizer sprayers, and ration kits to the superintendent of Police in Vadodara and Gujarat Rural to support Police personnel and the local community in the region.