Sharing the responsibility of Covid-19 response activities

02 July 2021

With pandemic leaving this world with lasting scars, many people and organisations stood up to help and ensure well-being of human kind. GMR is one such group that has shown the way to give back to the society in these difficult times. GMR Group's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (GMRVF) is rendering unflinching support to those in need.

During the first wave, GMRVF came forward to help with food and medical contributions. The good work did not stop and continued when the second wave hit the country. Although the government has handled the crisis with utmost presence of mind, the available resources were stretched to its limit.


Recognizing this, the GMRVF took upon itself to distribute food and ration to Covid affected families in Delhi and Hyderabad. It is essential that Covid patients eat proper food, so GMRVF in partnership with Litebite Foods distributed 200 food packets per day to Covid patients at hospitals in Delhi for 10 days. 200 families provided with dry ration sufficient for two months for National Association for Blind and Esther Foundation.

It is not just the food but also right medical advice that is key to recovery hence 200 Covid patients at Samalka area in Delhi are being provided with consultation along with Covid Relief Kits consisting of dry ration, medicines, protective equipment, oximeter etc.

In times like these, those institutes that are taking care of the underprivileged are also not forgotten. One school for visually challenged was supported with dry ration in Delhi and also in Hyderabad. 135 families and 206 individuals were beneficiaries of these initiatives.

Corona prevention kits with masks, sanitizers, kadha, soap, etc were distributed in the communities surrounding Delhi airport, Hyderabad airport and Kamalanga plant. 2550 benefitted with this drive. GMRVF also recognises the tireless work of covid warriors hence it also prepared face masks, PPE kits and have supplied them to government departments and hospitals.

While these activities were taken on directly, there were other initiatives that were supported by contributing to the demand of medical supplies and equipment. Delhi Capitals, GMRVF and JSW Foundation, pledged Rs 1.5 crore to Delhi-based NGOs Hemkunt Foundation and Uday Foundation towards procuring essential medical supplies needed to fight Covid-19. 150 oxygen cylinders were provided to District Hospital, Sonabhadra, Uttar Pradesh.


As we all are aware now that the best possible way to prevent the onslaught of the next wave is to get as many people vaccinated as possible, GMRVF has also done its bit to support vaccination. It has facilitated vaccination in their locations and supported the PHCs with small infrastructure and supported government departments in vaccination drives in Hyderabad, Delhi, Kamalanga, Badrinath, Bajoli Holi, Dappar among many other locations across India. Around 2920 individuals have been benefitted with this initiative.

The times are such that every effort in any capacity can result in a big impact and GMRVF has stepped up to stand together with the countrymen in this hour of need.