Mining Tycoon Anil Agarwal Pledges Rs 100 Cr. Mr. Mahindra To Give Away His Salary To Fight COVID-19

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One of the biggest Industrialists Anil Agarwal has agreed to give away Rs 100 crore in the nation’s fight against Coronavirus. He said he was doing his part to help the many facing difficulties and especially the daily wage earners.

Vedanta chairman pledged a sum of Rs 100 crore

In a war with coronavirus pandemic, Vedanta chairman Anil Agarwal said ‘This is the time when our country needs us the most’ the business tycoon said in a statement on Twitter on Sunday.


Rajasthan under lockdown
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The 66-year-old said he wants to do his role in helping the people who are facing difficulties and especially the daily wage earners after many districts across several states continued to be under lockdown.

“I am committing 100 cr towards fighting the Pandemic. #DeshKiZarooratonKeLiye is a pledge that we undertook & this is the time when our country needs us the most. Many people are facing uncertainty & I’m especially concerned about the daily wage earners, we will do our bit to help,” said Anil Agarwal, Chairman of Vedanta Resources Limited, tweeted.

Mahindra Group Chairman also pledged to help

It was not just Mr. Agarwal, Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra also tweeted saying, he will contribute 100% of his salary to victims & will add more over the next few months.”


In an unusual turn of events, Mahindra also said that the Mahindra Group will begin work on how their manufacturing facilities can be used to make ventilators. He also added that the companies hospitality unit could be used as medical care facilities.

“Going by various reports from epidemiologists, it is highly likely that India is already in stage-3 of transmission. Cases could rise exponentially with millions of casualties, putting a huge strain on medical infrastructure,” Mahindra said in a series of tweets.

He further urged businesses, ​”I urge all our various businesses to also set aside contributions for those who are the hardest hit in their ecosystems.”