The COVID-19 pandemic has engulfed the entire world, and India is no exception. The number of cases reported so far may be less in comparison, but the lockdown has brought the life to a standstill.
At this juncture, stakeholders from every sector have helped the government in its efforts to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Similarly, the real estate sector has also chipped in with a decent contribution.
Some realtors have come forward to donate money, masks, meals, and even sanitisers, while others who have stepped forward to support the city traffic police. CREDAI’s Gujarat chapter has donated Rs 5 crore to Chief Minister Relief Fund as well.
“We have donated Rs 5 crore towards Chief Minister Relief Fund to fight against COVID-19,” tweeted CREDAI Gujarat.
DLF has also donated Rs 5 crore to Haryana CM’s relief fund through its CSR arm DLF Foundation. It is also distributing dry ration, cooked meals, face masks and sanitisers to migrant workers.
Apart from this, the DLF Foundation has also donated 50,000 face masks, 3 lakh examination gloves, and sanitisers to the district authorities in Gurugram. Other than this, 25,000 face masks have also been given to the municipal authorities in Faridabad.
Additionally, DLF Foundation has collaborated with the district administration and other authorities in Delhi and Noida, providing meals for nearly 25,000 migrant workers on March 29.
Bengaluru-based Embassy Group too has stepped forward to support the city traffic police. It has procured hand sanitisers, disposable masks and nutritional snacks, which will be handed over to the headquarters and distributed daily over the next 8 days to the 44 stations and their 3,800-person task force.
R K Arora, the president of Naredco-Uttar Pradesh has handed over cheque of 10 lakh to district magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar for Covid-19 pandemic relief fund, while Gurugram-based M3M Group is providing relief materials to 5,000 daily wage workers till the lockdown.
On the other hand, Lodha Group has ensured food supply arrangements for tens of thousands of workers who are currently staying at their sites. The group is also ensuring medical welfare while the nation battles with the pandemic.
Godrej Group has also earmarked a fund of Rs 50 crore for community support and relief initiatives.
“This is an initial outlay and we hope to supplement it over time,” it said.
Overall, there have been plenty of contributions from both major and small players across the country and the trend is likely to continue till the COVID-19 pandemic is defeated.