Tamil Nadu leather industry members contribute to Covid relief fund

Published:  09 June, 2021

Conglomerate, Larsen and Toubro (L&T) has started supplying oxygen to a government hospital at Ponneri in Tiruvallur district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The company is in the process of commissioning five more plants for various government hospitals. Several industries have contributed financially to make this possible, including those within the local leather industry.

L&T, an Indian multinational technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services conglomerate headquartered in Mumbai, has been distributing oxygen plants, ventilators, mobile X-ray units and oxygen concentrators as part of its Covid-19 relief work, under its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative. It supplied to government hospitals in Madurai, Tuticorin, Tirunelveli, Virudhunagar, and Covid-19 Care Centres in the city. This equipment is valued at INR8.5 crore (US$1.2 million).

The Council for Leather Exports (CLE), which is headquartered in Chennai, the Ranipet Tannery Effluent Treatment Company and the association of leather units at Pallavaram have collectively donated INR1.6 crore (US$200,000) to the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund (CMPRF).

Source: The Hindu