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ITC sets up virus fund

Assistance to district health and rural healthcare eco-system
To ensure availability of essential food and hygiene products, ITC said, “We are working with state authorities and local administration to ensure that manufacturing and distribution activities continue uninterrupted with bare minimum people.”
To ensure availability of essential food and hygiene products, ITC said, “We are working with state authorities and local administration to ensure that manufacturing and distribution activities continue uninterrupted with bare minimum people.”
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TT Bureau   |   Calcutta   |   Published 27.03.20, 09:09 PM

FMCG major ITC on Friday announced setting up of a Rs 150-crore coronavirus contingency fund for vulnerable sections of society.

The company said it will collaborate with authorities to provide assistance to district health and rural healthcare eco-system.

To ensure availability of essential food and hygiene products, ITC said, “We are working with state authorities and local administration to ensure that manufacturing and distribution activities continue uninterrupted with bare minimum people.”

The company’s factories manufacturing essential items such as atta, noodles, biscuits, snacks, soaps and sanitisers are operating partially with limited workforce. The company has, however, suspended operations at its other factories and plant locations.



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