Tata Motors’ resolve to combat COVID-19 in Sanand positively impacts over 4000 lives in one week

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Staying true to the testament of improving the quality of life of its community members, Tata Motors one of country’s leading automobile manufacturer has taken up various measures to ensure the well-being of the community amidst the lockdown. In line with the company strategy to combat the crisis, the employees at Sanand have devoted themselves to initiatives that serve the greater good of the community. The plant has adopted measures under the below mentioned E3 directive laid down by the company –
Essential Supplies provision:
Tata Motors has organized for food supplies to migrants and stranded communities, urban slums, transit camps and villagers, drivers, co-drivers, mechanics, contractual and temporary workers, security personnel, in regions of Sanand, Viramgam, Ahmedabad and the villages of Kalana and Hirapur villages in Sanand Taluka. So far, 850 ration kits have been distributed that consist of all basic ingredients that
can sustain an individual for at least a month. In addition to this, the company has also partnered with
NGOs to distribute ration kits to HIV+ underprivileged families in Ahmedabad. Each ration kit consisted
of 3kg rice, 3 kg wheat flour, 1 kg pulse, 1 kg sugar, 1 pkt chilli powder, 1 pkt turmeric powder, 1 pkt tea
powder, 1 pkt salt, 1 ltr cooking oil, 2.5 kg potato, 2.5 kg onion, 1 soap and 1 reusable mask. The social
distancing norms were followed during the distribution exercise.
Equipping heroes on Ground-Zero:
Tata Motors’ is supporting and assisting Self-Help Groups to manufacture home-made certified masks
and sanitizers to be distributed to hospitals, vendors, health-workers, army personnel, police stations,
forest department officials, in communities around the Sanand plant. So far, 1550 masks and 950
sanitizer bottles of 100ml each have been distributed.
Educating masses for containment and prevention:
Tata Motors is emphasizing on good health practices by putting up banners and other related
information material to spread awareness in slums and amongst low-income group communities. TML
Sanand’s awareness sessions in the Sanand Taluka began prior to the spread of COVID-19 in Gujarat. The
company with support from Dr. Meena Shah along with team of volunteers educated over 1000
individuals in several villages. The company is also leveraging its social media platforms to spread
awareness about simple and easy precautionary measures one can adopt to stay unaffected and
healthy.
Speaking on the initiatives, Mr. Vinod Kulkarni, CSR Head, Tata Motors Ltd., “We at Tata Motors, along
with the entire Tata Group, have a deeply rooted philosophy of community wellbeing at the core of our
corporate agenda. The world is going through an unprecedented crisis and the company is committed to
assist those in need. The company will continue to support the government’s efforts and provide services
to the heroes that are battling this pandemic at the front-lines.”

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