Bengaluru, May 11, 2020: Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has, as part of its CSR initiatives, come forward to lend a helping hand to migrant workers in Bengaluru, impacted by the lockdown implemented countrywide in view of the spread of COVID-19. The Bangalore Complex of BEL today handed over 1,300 grocery kits, valued at Rs. 23 lakhs, to migrant workers through the City Police.
Mr Vinay Kumar Katyal, Director, BEL-Bangalore, and Mr Shivakumaran K M, Director (HR), BEL, handed over the kits containing rice, daal, sugar and other essential commodities to migrant workers in the presence of Mr Shashikumar N, IPS, DCP, Bangalore North, Mrs Nisha James, IPS, Admn Bangalore, Office of Commissioner of Police, and other senior officers of BEL.
In a bid to mitigate the hardships faced by migrant workers, the Bangalore Complex of BEL has, ever since the implementation of lockdown, been providing 250 food packets daily to the workers through the City Police.
The employees of BEL had earlier contributed their one day’s salary amounting to Rs. 2.71 Crores to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund. The Company also released Rs. 10 Crores from its CSR Fund towards the PM CARES fund, to combat and contain the COVID- 19 pandemic in India and also for relief efforts.