Auto manufacturers are coming forward to help in these extremely unprecedented times when Coronavirus pandemic is spreading havoc in all forms. India has come to a standstill amidst the 21 day lockdown announced by the Government as a precautionary measure.
Bajaj announced a 100 crore package yesterday and today, TVS has followed suit. TVS, along with die-caster Sundaram Clayton will spend Rs 30 crores to support the nationwide efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This funding will come through Srinivasan Services Trust which is the social arm of TVS Motor Company and Sundaram-Clayton Ltd.
Relief work has already commenced and the company has provided 10 tractors which are fitted with disinfectants to Municipal Corporations in Hosur, Krishnagiri and Mysuru. Spaying of the disinfectant has already started. TVS will also distribute 1 million face masks to people from the healthcare and food supplies.
The company is also considering partnerships with 3D printing companies to make ventilators which can be installed in hospitals which do not have the requisite facilities for COVID-19 patients.
TVS is also distributing cooked food to police, healthcare and essential services workers in Chennai, Hosur and Mysuru. In Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, the company is giving out dry rations to daily wage workers who have been displaced and to needy villagers.
Like others, TVS has also closed all offices and manufacturing plants and has appealed to all Indians to observe lockdown and maintain social distancing!