Toshiba JSW pledges INR 5lakhs to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Relief Fund to support the fight against COVID-19

Donates overall INR 25lakhs to various CM Relief Funds

29 May 2020 - Lucknow - With its guiding principle "Committed to People, Committed to the Future", Toshiba JSW Power System Pvt. Ltd. (TJPS) has pledged INR 5lakh to the Uttar Pradesh CM Relief Fund amongst other ongoing activities for the development of local communities.

Mr. Takayuki Marume, Managing Director, TJPS said, "The COVID-19 crisis is the toughest trial humanity faces in decades. As the Government of India continues to address this outbreak, state governments are working along purposefully to ensure relief work. Through our humble contribution of INR 5lakhs to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's Relief Fund in Uttar Pradesh, we stand in support of these efforts in every way possible. Additionally, we will also be contributing INR 5lakhs each to the CM Relief Funds in Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Orissa."

TJPS was awarded the complete Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) for 660MW Harduaganj thermal power project to raise Uttar Pradesh's power generation capacity and reduce the cost of production, thereby offering lower tariffs to consumers. Since the project inception in the year 2015, TJPS has undertaken many community development programs in the region like organising medical camps, blood donation camps, promoting sports events, etc. In a major initiative, TJPS addressed water scarcity problem in nearby villages by laying submersible pumps & building a 7km long PVC water pipeline providing safe drinking water.

Employing more than 3500 workers from Uttar Pradesh and other parts of the country, Harduaganj project has created vast employment opportunities for local youths, skilled, semiskilled, and unskilled workers from all over India. As work resumes during the ongoing pandemic, TJPS reinforces its commitment towards ensuring the well-being of all its employees by making arrangements as per central & state government guidelines to maintain social distancing and personal protection (face masks, sanitizers, safe travel arrangements, etc).

"We are especially mindful of the safety of our workers and staff and consider it our top priority. Upholding Toshiba's values 'Do the Right thing', our employees too are donating to the CM Relief Fund contributions", added Mr. Marume.

A total of approximately INR 1.95 crore have been donated by Toshiba group companies in India, the contributions include voluntary salary contribution by Toshiba employees as well as contribution from Toshiba group companies namely Toshiba India Pvt. Ltd. (TIPL), Toshiba JSW Power Systems Pvt. Ltd. (TJPS), Toshiba Transmission & Distribution India Pvt. Ltd. (TTDI), Toshiba Software India Pvt. Ltd. (TSIP),Toshiba Water Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (TWS) and Toshiba Johnson Elevators (India) Pvt. Ltd. (TJEI) in India.

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