Manali Petrochemicals contributes to COVID-19 relief response with daily food provisions for the physically challenged
- To ensure that the needy, especially physically challenged have enough to sustain during the COVID-19 lockdown, this initiative was organised around the Manali industrial area, Chennai
- Food provisionsconsisting of uncooked staples -5 kg of rice, 1 ltr of cooking oil and 1 kg of lentils – were handed over to the local Executive Magistrate for distribution
19thMay 2020, Chennai:Manali Petrochemicals Limited (MPL), part of AM International group, recently organised the distribution of food provisions for physically challenged persons around its plant in Manali. Companies across the AM International group have been working closely with the government and district administration offering humanitarian support amid COVID-19throughthe group CSR arm, AM Foundation. MPL is a leading chemical manufacturing enterprise which specialises in the manufactureof propylene glycol and polyols.
With the continued lockdown, the company decided to reach out to marginal sections of society, especially, the physically challenged by providing food essentials. Located in the town of Tiruvottiyur, Manali is an industrial area and a zone in the Corporation of Chennai. Established in 1986, MPL is one of the prominent manufacturing units in the region.
Commenting on this initiative, Mr. Ashwin Muthiah, Chairman, Manali Petrochemicals& Founding Chairman, AM International, said, “The disabled are among the most susceptible sections of society. COVID-19 has aggravated their vulnerabilities. Through our contribution, we hope to alleviate their difficulties in these trying times.
We acknowledge and appreciate the Indian government and local administration’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 crisis. Our teams are working closely with them to ensure that suchrelief measures contribute positively to the overall efforts.”
Each food provision kit consisted of 5 kg of uncooked rice, 1 ltr of cooking oil and 1 kg of lentils. A hundred kits were handed over by Mr. S C Bose, Wholetime Director, MPL to Mr.Ganesan, Tahsildar (Executive Magistrate), TiruvottiyurTaluk, Chennai city district. The administrative authorities distributed the food provisions furtheramong the disabled communities.