CSR: OIL Contributes Rs 5 Cr to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, Assam to Fight 2nd Wave of Pandemic

India’s second-largest national exploration & production company, Oil India Ltd (OIL), has contributed Rs 5 crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, Assam under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative to support in augmentation of health infrastructure due to the surge of the second wave of the pandemic.

May 28, 2021. By Manu Tayal

India’s second-largest national exploration & production company, Oil India Ltd (OIL), has contributed Rs 5 crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, Assam under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative to support in augmentation of health infrastructure due to the surge of the second wave of the pandemic.

The amount also includes voluntary contribution of one day’s salary by the employees of the company to support the government in combating this crisis.

The cheque was handed over to Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Chief Minister of Assam by Sushil Chandra Mishra, Chairman & Managing Director, OIL in presence of Chandra Mohan Patowary, Minister, Industries and Commerce, Ajanta Neog, Minister, Finance, Atul Bora, Minister, Agriculture and Veterinary, SK Barua, Managing Director, NRL, Harish Madhav, Director (Finance), OIL, Prasanta Borkakoty, RCE, OIL and other senior officials of OIL and Government of Assam at the Assam Administrative Staff College, Guwahati.

Chief Minister, Dr Sarma, lauded OIL for its contribution towards the drive to fight against the pandemic of COVID-19. While thanking OIL’s employees for contributing one day’s salary to CM relief Fund, Dr Sarma further stated that OIL is not only energizing Assam’s growth trajectory, but they are also contributing to ensure state’s good health in the time of COVID-19 crisis.

He also added that he is very confident that OIL and Assam Government partnership on various areas will help in the development of the state and the petroleum industry in Assam.

While ensuring continuous supply of energy to the nation, OIL also contributed towards various state governments to fight against the pandemic. OIL has invested around Rs 52 crore (inclusive of Rs 5 crore to CM Relief Fund, Assam) towards augmentation of health infrastructure during the second wave of the pandemic.

The company said that amid the escalating scare of the pandemic, it has maintained its operations round the clock to ensure uninterrupted supply of crude oil and natural gas.

As an industry under essential service, the company with the help of Department of Health & Family Welfare ensured that all its employees across its various offices in India are vaccinated. It also facilitated the Government in conducting testing as well as vaccination camps with the help of it’s team of paramedics and doctors. Continuing its essential operations, the company has also ensured compliance of the government protocols like maintaining social-distancing, personal hygiene, work-from-home, etc. 

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