Petroleum industry donates Rs 25 cr Kerala flood relief

Petroleum industry donates Rs 25 cr to Kerala flood relief

9:49 AM, 1st September 2018
Kerala flood
Kerala flood.

MUMBAI, INDIA: The petroleum industry in India has been on a constant vigil in the state of Kerala throughout the flood crisis to ensure continuous supply of petroleum fuels and LPG. Now the Central petroleum public sector companies have come together to donate Rs 25 crore to the Chief Minister’s relief fund as a helping hand to the state.

On the behalf of the industry, the cheque of Rs 25 Crore was handed over to Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister, Kerala, by Alphons Kannanthanam, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism, in the presence of V Muraleedharan, Member of Parliament, Prasad K Panicker, executive director (Kochi Refinery), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited and representatives of Indian Oil Corporation Limited and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited.

During the crises period, petroleum industry was able to maintain normal operations of Kochi Refinery, installations and other facilities. Amidst many challenges including the flooding of the water pumping station that supplies water for refinery operations from River Periyar, BPCL was able to run the units of Kochi Refinery to ensure availability of petrol, diesel and LPG.

In addition, Reliance Foundation has also donated Rs 21 crore to the Kerala flood relief and provided aid material worth around Rs 51 crore to help the people affected by the heavy rains.

Reliance Foundation is affiliated with Reliance Industries Limited and one of the largest private foundations in the country.

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