FSII Members Pledge INR 9 crores for COVID-19 Relief Measures

Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) along with its members have pledge now pledged donations of over Rs 9 cr towards PM Cares Fund, Chief Minister relief funds for fighting COVID19, also known as Corona virus.

The donations will be used for measures like PPE, Safety measures, Food distribution and Awareness programmes.

FSII has been constructively engaging with the Central and State Governments in representing needs of the seed industry and in getting the necessary policy support for the processing, packing and transportation of seeds necessary for the Kharif season.

With the help of quick policy support from the governments the members of FSII are now certain that there will be no shortage of seeds for the upcoming planting season.

Taking their contributions to the fight against COVID-19 and social responsibility a step higher, the FSII members have also scaling up healthcare support, sanitisation at containment zones, feeding communities and treatment of the disease.

FSII members have donated over Rs 1.97 crore towards PM Cares Fund and Rs 2.44 crore to Chief Minister Relief Funds of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and Karnataka. FSII members Mahyco, Rasi, Syngenta, Crystal and Corteva have pledged more than Rs. 1 crore each in relief measures to fight COVID 19.

Additionally, in Jalna (Maharashtra) Mahyco is providing food and grocery to villagers, meals to healthcare workers and medical equipments. The Group has also offered Eye Care Hospital for setting up COVID Care treatment and a College hostel for setting up Quarantine facility.

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