Sandvik Asia supports Indian COVID-19 aid project

Sandvik Asia is supporting a project to provide help for low income people impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown in India.
Loading, Hauling & Excavation / August 10, 2020
By Liam McLoughlin
The project is providing food and hygiene supplies to 500 underprivileged families
The project is providing food and hygiene supplies to 500 underprivileged families

The quarrying, mining and construction equipment provider has linked with India-based research and advisory firm Fiinovation which is providing technical support for a relief and awareness project in Udaipur to support the low income section of the society struggling to survive in the midst of the COVID-19.

The initiative aims at providing essential food and hygiene supplies to 500 underprivileged families. It is also generating awareness by conducting sensitisation campaigns on hygiene for the containment of coronavirus. The project is being implemented in the mining town of Zawar, and other villages near Sandvik’s Udaipur plant location.

Dr Soumitro Chakraborty, CEO of Fiinovation, said: “In the wake of the national lockdown, we are working on a multilayered response and relief programmes and our commitment to serve the community continues to be our priority. The marginalised community is struggling to survive each day, through lack of food and other essentials, and limited access to sanitisation standards only makes it worst. The intervention aims at providing direct relief to deprived section of the society, improving the livelihoods of families surviving on daily wages and strengthening their spirits during the global health crisis.”

Arpan Seva Sansthan, a non-profit organisation serving the rural community of Rajasthan, is managing the on-ground implementation of the project.

The proect uses temporary centres to distribute pre-packaged ration kits and hygiene essentials among the families of poor, migrant daily-wage earners, mine workers, construction labourers and others who are unemployed due to COVID-19.

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