Hyundai Motor India Limited, which is headquartered at Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, contributed to flood relief operations being carried out in the state by handing over a cheque of Rs 2 crore for the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund (CMPRF).
Hyundai’s CSR division, the Hyundai Motor India Foundation, is also carrying out relief operations at the company’s Sriperumbudur headquarters. While their prime focus right now is on distributing food, basic amenities and clothing to the affected areas, they’re looking to set up sanitation and medical camps too.
The currently flood-stricken Tamil Nadu is home to a number of automobile plants and headquarters, including Royal Enfield, BMW, Ford, Renault-Nissan and Yamaha. A lot of these had even suspended production as a precautionary measure. While most manufacturers are trying their best to get their production back on track, it remains to be seen how much damage is finally incurred due to the halt in production. Especially since all rail, road and air transport in and out of Chennai has been seriously hit.
HMIL Hands over a Cheque of Rs 2 Crores to Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund
|Chennai 8th Dec 2015: India’s second largest carmaker and largest exporter, Hyundai Motor India Limited responded immediately to the prevailing situation in TamilNadu and handed over a Cheque of Rs. 2 Crores to Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund (CMPRF). Mr. YK Koo, Managing Director, HMIL, met Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Selvi. J Jayalalithaa at the secretariat in Chennai today, to hand over the cheque. HMIL is the first car company to contribute to the fund.
The state has been home to HMIL since 1996 and this contribution is their way of expressing solidarity with the people of Tamil Nadu, as they rebuild their lives in the aftermath of the recent devastating floods, which the state witnessed after a century. Hyundai Motor India Foundation, the CSR arm of Hyundai Motor India Limited, under the leadership of Mr. YK. Koo has also been conducting a slew of relief activities in Sriperumbudur block and Chennai city to help affected families since December 2015. Food packets, home essentials and clothing are being distributed in these areas. Sanitation and health camps are also on the anvil.