Indian Entrepreneurs Supporting the Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

Mr. Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google and Alphabet, has donated Rs. 5 Cr to a non-profit Give India, hence matching the earlier donation of Rs. 5Cr is done by Google to the online NGO donation platform.

Give India on its twitter account, thanked Pichai for matching the Google org Rs. 5Cr grant, which will provide the much-needed cash assistant to the desperate and vulnerable daily wage worker families.

Previously Give India said in its tweet that Google had announced a commitment of over USD 800 million towards the fight against COVID-19 Pandemic, which has claimed over thousands of lives globally. It also included the USD 200 million investment fund for NGOs and banks, which would help small businesses to access the capital.

Give India has raised so far Rs. 12 Cr after receiving the latest donation so that they can support the vulnerable families across the country.

In the committed amount USD, 250 million grant is for helping the World Health Organization (WHO), and many of the government agencies around the globe have provided critical information on how to avoid the spread of COVID-19 and measures to be taken to help the local communities.

Pichai also issued a statement wherein they have stated that it was an increase from the initial USD 25 million that was announced last month. In addition, they will be providing USD 20 million to the NGOs and financial institutions who run specific public service announcements on relief funds and other resources of SMB’s.

In collaboration with Apple, the internet giant has started to work on a contact tracing approach designed with strong controls and protections for user privacy.

India Inc has been providing help to the government and citizens to fight the Pandemic after Prime Minister Modi asked for the donations to fight against the Pandemic.

A donation of Rs. 1500 Cr has been pledged by the TATA trust and TATA group as a whole, which is by far the highest by any of the Indian corporate.

Mr. Azim Premji company Wipro Ltd and his NGO Azim Premji Foundation has committed Rs. 1125 Cr to the cause. A number of other Indian companies are providing support by supplying the sanitizers, masks, and food to the people.