Ashok Leyland provides food through their Plant Kitchens to support Covid-19 warriors

Published: April 07, 2020, 04:24 PM IST

In continuation to its community outreach initiatives, India's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, is providing food through the kitchens in all its plants to the Covid-19 warriors like doctors, paramedical staff, civic and sanitary workers, health department officials, and the local community.

As of now, five of the plants are providing meals as per the data given below:

Ashok Leyland Unit/Meal Breakfast Lunch Dinner Total
Ennore Plant – Chennai 1750 2250 500 4500
Hosur Plants 100 400 100 600
Technical Centre - VVC Chennai 0 450 0 450
Pant Nagar Plant 0 150 0 150
Hinduja Foundries – Sriperumbudur 500 500 500 1500
Total Number of people to whom food is supplied everyday 2350 3750 1100 7200

Ennore is catering to civic staff working in Thiruvottiyur Zonal Office, and doctors and paramedical staff working in Stanley and RSRM hospitals. Hosur caters to civic staff and migrant labourers. VVC caters to civic staff of Ponneri, and health staff of Minjur. Pantnagar caters to the civic staff, drivers, and poor people of the community. Hinduja Foundries, Sriperumbudur caters to doctors and paramedical staff. All these supplies will continue during the entire tenure of the lockdown period.

Apart from these, the following measures were also taken:

· 200 sets of PPE Kit consisting of cap, gloves, mask, and apron was provided to GH doctors

· 181 migrant labourers from UP, Bihar, and Maharashtra are provided food by the Hosur plant

· Basic essentials provided to doctors and paramedical staff by the Pantnagar plant

· Around 43000 Aavin flavoured milk tetra packs of 200ml each have been handed over to the Chennai Corporation Commissioner, to be supplied to civic staff

Commenting on the slew of initiatives and measures taken by the team, Mr. Balachandar NV, President – HR, Communications, & CSR, Ashok Leyland, said, "Reiterating our commitment to society, true to our brand promise of 'Aapki Jeet. Hamari Jeet.', we at Ashok Leyland are constantly supporting the initiatives of the Government by keeping pace with their needs. We will ensure that we extend support in all possible ways to those brave warriors who are at the forefront of this fight against Covid-19."

DISCLAIMER: This information is published as per the press release sent to us. It has not been verified or ratified by OVERDRIVE.

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