Honda Group has announced an aid worth Rs 11 crores in the ongoing relief work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This aid comes from the Honda India Foundation which is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of all Honda group companies in India and includes – Honda Motorcycles & Scooter India, Honda Cars India, Honda Siel Power Products, Honda R&D India and Honda Access India.
As a first step, Honda will supply 2000 units of High Pressure Backpack Sprayers which are powered by Honda’s engines. These lightweight powerful sprayers, Honda says, can be used to spray disinfectants in hospitals, railway stations and other common public areas. Disinfecting public places is an important step in the containment of the contagious virus.
Honda will also contribute financial aid to the Central and State government relief funds in states where the company has its manufacturing plants – Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. Honda is also dispatching ambulances which are stationed at all its plants to local administrations for medical emergencies. Moreover, the company is also supporting the poor and underprivileged with food packets in certain areas.
Additionally, Honda will also donate one day’s salary across all its companies in relief aids.
Previously, many other auto companies like Bajaj, TVS and Hero have also announced significant contributions towards the relief efforts during this COVID-19 pandemic situation in India.