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Nepal Earthquake: Indian Cos Come Forward To Aid Rescue Mission

With the death toll in earthquake hit Nepal now crossing 5000, Corporate India has stepped up and joined India’s massive rescue mission by sending material aid, manpower and funds.  SpiceJet slashed base fares for its evening flights to Kathmandu for two days starting Monday and announced it would operate two more special flights to aid evacuation of travellers stranded in Nepal. SpiceJet has also created a special email ID for accredited NGOs and relief organisations to contact the airline for free carriage of relief materials, doctors and rescue personnel to Kathmandu.

Godrej Industries employees will contribute a day’s salaries and also assist in rehabilitation work. Coca-Cola has already sent 10,000 cases of Kinley water bottles and is currently working on ways to provide drinking water to the affected areas. ITC’s subsidiary Surya Nepal, has sent 200,000 food packets and supplied nine tonnes of its Sunfeast biscuits and Yippee! instant noodles. Tata Consultancy Services will provide financial assistance and the Tata Sons Group is in touch with the Government Agencies working out possibilities of contributing to the rescue mission. Dabur’s subsidiary in Nepal, has supplied packs of juices and glucose to the survivors in Nepal and is also offering healthcare through a dispensary it runs there as wp initiative. The Mahindra & Mahindra Group has asked its local distributor in Nepal to offer the company’s tractors and pick-up vehicles to the government for rehabilitation work.  Emami, has mobilised field volunteers with basic necessities such as blankets and medicines. Rasna will dispatch 7 tonnes of glucose powder and milkshake mix to aid the earthquake survivors.