Six Central Oil PSUs viz. ONGC, IOC, BPCL, HPCL, GAIL and OIL under the administrative control of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas have contributed Rs 15 Crore to the Flood Relief Fund of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat to aid the flood affected people of the State. While ONGC and IOC have contributed Rs 3.2 Crore each, the other four PSUs have contributed Rs 2.15 Crore each.
A cheque of Rs. 15 crores was handed over to Shri Vijay Ramniklal Rupani, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat by the representatives of Oil companies led by ONGC CMD Shri D K Sarraf at the CM’sOffice in Ahmedabad today.
This is an initiative taken by the Central Oil PSUs under the leadership of Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Union Cabinet Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India.
Additionally, as part of its CSR initiative ONGC’s Ahmedabad and Mehsana Asset had carried out flood relief activity through distribution of food packets, drinking water, preventive medicine, utensil sets and hygiene kits in association with the district administration in the districts of Banaskantha, Palanpur and Patan. A state of the art dewatering unit was also pressed into service for removal of flood water from a 66 KV power Sub Station which supplies electricity to the entire Gandhinagar District.
As responsible corporate citizens, Oil PSUs have extended a helping hand to the State machinery in dealing with the magnitude of destruction and damage caused by the recent floods which has resulted in large scale loss of lives and property and displacement of lakhs of people from their homes.
The Chief Minister highly appreciated and thanked all the oil PSUs for extending their helping hand to the flood affected people of Gujarat.