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GMR group supports female-led PPE manufacturing efforts

It has trained hundreds of women to earn and support frontline workers during lockdown

GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (GMRVF), the CSR arm  of  GMR Group  is contributing to public health by creating masks and other Personal Protective Equipment  (PPE),  led   by   a band of over 600 highly committed and skilled women trained by GMRVF who are working across locations.

These women work from their homes or respective centers in Hyderabad, Delhi, Warora (Maharashtra), Bajoli- Holi (Himachal Pradesh), Badrinath (Uttarakhand), Kamalanga (Odisha), Rajam, Ananthapur and Kakinada (Andhra  Pradesh).  They have already stitched over 65,000 masks which have been distributed to frontline workers in healthcare, police, security department among others across the country.

Over  30,000  cotton  masks (including single and double layered) have been distributed since the start of lockdown. Over 1,000 masks were recently  provided  to the office of Collector and District Magistrate, Ranga Reddy district in Telangana. Over 6,000 masks were  taken by the RGIA’s Notified Area Committee (NAC) for distribution to the frontline personnel working at the airport.

GMRVF has also distributed these masks free- of-cost to the needy in the villages adjoining Hyderabad International Airport  and also at the villages adjacent to the GMR road projects in Telangana.

Apart from the masks, these skilled women are also developing PPE kits for the medical fraternity. On an average, each woman creates close to 10 PPE kits in a day. Thus, as a team, they are churning out about 150 kits every day.So far over 6,000 PPE Kits have already been delivered to the agencies.

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