Public sector enterprise and one of India’s largest power financiers, REC Ltd, is spearheading the mission to feed the labourers and the needy, through collaborative efforts.
REC Foundation, the CSR arm of REC has pledged to distribute 5,000 customised packets carrying essentials for labourers and the needy, affected by the lockdown for containment of the COVID-19 pandemic. The reusable packets made of cloth bags contain drinking water bottle, roasted gram, peanuts, mixture, glucose powder, footwear and reusable masks.
Nearly 500 such packets were distributed in Delhi on June 4 as part of the first leg. The second leg was completed on June 7 in Gurugram and Noida, where nearly 1,000 packets were distributed. The remaining packets will be distributed in the coming days. The distribution of these bags was done by employees of the corporation who volunteered for the role.
Additionally, in collaboration with various district authorities, NGOs and electricity distribution companies, REC is already providing cooked meals and ration to the needy across the nation. This initiative was started when the country went under a nationwide lockdown on March 24. As of June 6, the corporation had distributed more than 466,000 kilos of foodgrains, 256,000 meal packets, 9,600 litres of sanitisers, 3,400 personal protective equipment (PPE) kits and 83,000 masks.
REC has also partnered with the in-flight catering service firm, TajSATS – a joint venture between The Indian Hotels Co. Ltd (IHCL) and ground-handling and in-flight catering service provider SATS Ltd – to distribute specially-made nutritious meal packets for medical staff in Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. Every day, 300 food packets are being delivered as a gesture of gratitude to the frontline healthcare warriors of New Delhi.