UPL commits Rs 75 cr to PM-CARES Fund

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Agricultural solutions provider UPL on Friday pledged Rs 75 crore to PM-CARES Fund for assisting in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, the company said that it is also providing Personal Purchase Equipment (PPE) units to help with the safety of healthcare and sanitisation workers who are relentlessly fighting the battle against novel coronavirus.


“The company has also kept on standby, the premises of its educational institutions such as Gyan Dham School and Sandra Shroff Rofel College of Nursing, both at Vapi in Gujarat, with necessary arrangements to operate as quarantine centres as and when required,” it said.

Jai Shroff, CEO, UPL Ltd said, “These are very challenging times for the entire mankind, and we find ourselves duty bound to serve the nation and assist with our resources and expertise in this critical fight.”

UPL is also supplementing the central and state governments' efforts by engaging 200 modern mechanical spraying machines and 225 staff members to contain the spread of coronavirus.

The company teams are assisting local administrations by providing services of disinfectant spraying at various public and private spaces such as hospitals, streets, police stations, railway stations, municipal corporations etc, it said.

The company also quickly mobilised its operational capabilities to manufacture hand sanitisers produced as per WHO Guidelines for distribution to Police and Municipal Corporations. These hand sanitizers are being given to the front level personnel working to control the spread of coronavirus, it said.