Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd. commits Rs. 2 crore to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to fight COVID-19 in Odisha

April 7th, 2020:-Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited, a leading Indian cement major and a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Group, has contributed Rs. 2 crore to the Odisha Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to strengthen the State’s fight against the COVID 19 pandemic. Keeping up with its commitment to assist the state governmentin this fight, DCBL has also taken several initiatives to contain the pandemic and support the needy and the distraught affected by lockdown, especially aroundits plant locations at Rajgangpur in Sundargarh district and Biswali in Cuttack district.

Mr. Sunil Gupta, Regional Manufacturing Head, East, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited said, “In the wake of this unprecedented threat, we are totally committed to support the national and state governments in their fight to contain the spread of COVID-19. The authorities are doing an exceptional job and it our endeavour to assist them with all possible means.”

As part of ongoing relief activities, the company has distributed dry food packets to over 900 needy families in villages near Biswali. Similarly, 7 days’ grocery has been provided to 650 needy families in and around Rajgangpur. DCBL has also stepped up to help the stranded truck drivers, helpers and homeless. Cooked food has been served to over 3000 such people. Furthermore, the company has teamed up with local MLA of Rajgangpur to feed 8800 local needy people.

Earlier this month, in its humble bid to contribute to a national cause, Dalmia Bharat Group had committed ? 25 crores to the PM-CARES Fund as part of its endeavour to assist the government’s massive efforts against the pandemic. The group has already dedicated their schools, playgrounds, guest houses and technical centres across plants as facilities for tackling Covid 19 cases. 4700 employees of the Group have also come forward by voluntarily pledging their one day’s salary – collectively amounting to ? 1.6 crores – to fight COVID-19 pandemic.

As a responsible corporate, Dalmia Bharat Group has taken numerous initiatives to support the employees in distress and people at large. The Group has launched a centralised 24X7 Dalmia Support system and any employee in distress can directly reach out to the central team with the given dedicated contact number, e-mail id and Whatsapp number to seek support.

About Dalmia Bharat Group.

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL), a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Limited (BSE Code: 542216|NSE Symbol: DALBHARAT and listed in MSE), is a leading player in the cement manufacturing segment and has been in existence since 1939. Dalmia Cement is the only cement company in the world to have the lowest carbon footprint. Dalmia Cement was the first Indian company to join RE100, and the first company in the world to join both EP100 and RE100 – showing real business leadership in the clean energy transition by taking a joined-up approach. With a growing capacity, currently pegged at 27 MnT, Dalmia Cement is also the fourth largest manufacturing capacity in India. Spread across nine states and 12 manufacturing units, the company is a category leader in super-specialty cements used for oil well, railway sleepers and air strips and is the country’s largest producer of slag cement. Dalmia Cement has also partnered with International Finance Corporation to promote sustainable business. Visit us at http://www.dalmiacement.com