Mukesh Ambani donates additional Rs 500 cr to PM's emergency fund

Mukesh Ambani donates additional Rs 500 cr to PM's emergency fund

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani on Monday gave an additional Rs 500 crore to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's PM-CARES Fund on top of the multi-crore initiative of the country's first COVID-19 hospital as he leads the Indian industry in pledging resources to fight the crisis.

Ambani's Reliance Industries said that besides donating Rs 500 crore to the the PM-CARES Fund, it will also provide Rs 5 crore each to the governments of Maharashtra and Gujarat to support their fight against the coronavirus pandemic. These are in addition to the 100-bedded dedicated coronavirus hospital in Mumbai, manufacturing 1 lakh protective face masks per day, 50 lakh free meals to the needy through non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and fuel to emergency vehicles carrying Covid-19 patients.