The country’s largest company Reliance Industries spent Rs 1,140 crore under ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ (CSR) in the financial year 2020-21.
Due to corona infection, Reliance spent a large part of CSR on ‘Mission Anna Sewa’, disaster management, oxygen and corona treatment. Apart from this, huge amount was also spent on the development of rural transformation, education and sports. Last year, Reliance’s total expenditure under CSR was Rs 1,022 crore.
When the migrant laborers were returning to their homes in the first wave of Corona, Reliance started ‘Mission Anna Seva’ in the country. This is the largest food distribution program in the country run by any corporate. Reliance arranged five crore 50 lakh meals for about 27 lakh people. Reliance arranged a large quantity of medical grade oxygen after the meal. The world’s largest refinery emerged as the country’s largest producer of oxygen. Today, about 1000 tonnes of oxygen is being made at Reliance’s Jamnagar refinery and is being given free of cost to the needy states.
Reliance has taken over the operation and management of 23 hundred beds for COVID patients so that the patients get the right treatment. This also includes the country’s first COVID Hospital located in Mumbai. During this, five and a half lakh liters of fuel were given free of cost to 14 thousand ambulances. 81 lakh masks were distributed to the front line workers. When there was a famine of PPE kits in the country, Reliance started manufacturing one lakh PPE kits and masks at its Silvassa plant.
Reliance is arranging 50 thousand vaccines for all employees and their families so that its employees get the protection cycle of corona vaccine.
Under Rural Transformation, Reliance has created 131 lakh cubic meters of water harvesting capacity in villages. For better village administration, about 10 thousand elected representatives and village servants have been trained. 8,800 unemployed youth were trained in 150 cities in 20 states to provide employment to the unemployed.
Reliance treated 2.3 lakh patients through Mobile Medical Units (MMUs), Static Medical Units (SMUs) and Community Health Centers (CHCs). One Stop Breast Clinic has been opened in January 2021 for half the population. To minimize the impact of malnutrition on children, Reliance has promoted more than 10,000 low-cost Reliance Nutrition Gardens. These nutrition gardens can be set up at home and the food needs of the family can be met.
Reliance Foundation has chosen sports to develop leadership potential among children and youth in India. Since inception, Reliance Fitness has reached out to 2.15 crore youth across the country through training, nutrition and coaching. Currently, Reliance is supporting 11 athletes in Archery, Athletics, Badminton and Weightlifting to improve India’s prospects at the Olympic Games and other prestigious international sporting events.