India: Virus Protection Tata Chemicals Transforms Facilities to Produce Hand Sanitisers
In the fight against coronavirus, Tata Chemicals under its subsidiary Rallis India has converted its chemical units at Akola and Ankleshwar to produce and supply 75,300 litres of hand sanitisers across different states in India.
Mumbai/India – Tata Chemicals has been actively supporting India in its fight against the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The company has manufactured and supplied more than 1.1 million litres of disinfectant to Gujarat and 480,000 litres to BMC, Maharashtra so far to keep the public places and disease prone localities safe from the virus.
To meet the increased requirement of hand sanitisers, Tata Chemicals’ subsidiary Rallis India has transformed its chemical units at Akola and Ankleshwar and has produced and supplied 75,300 litres of hand sanitisers across Maharashtra, Gujarat, Telangana and Karnataka.
In line with Tata Group’s initiatives, Tata Chemicals and its units have adopted a two-pronged approach to tackle this unprecedented situation. One intervention focuses on supporting the government and the other one on supporting the local communities.
Through Self Help Groups (SHGs) and artisans associated with the Company’s Okhai initiative, Tata Chemicals has produced about 73000 masks in Mithapur and Cuddalore which are being distributed to police, local community, driver, security etc. Through Okhai, the company has also connected SHGs making masks across India and made available 87,000 masks for the open market suppliers. Besides supplying the life-saving masks, this effort has also supported the livelihood of more than 275 women in these times.