The home-grown multinational conglomerate Mahindra Group, had committed to help rebuild flood affected state of Uttarkhand. As par of this effort, Mahindra Group employees had also pledged their one day salary to the Mahindra Foundation for rehabilitation efforts.
The company bought 19 Mahindra vehicles from the total amount collected and donated them to the State Disaster Headquarters in Dehradun. These include 13 4x4 Bolero Pick ups for all 13 districts of the state, one scorpio, three 25 seater buses and one 25 ton MTBL truck and a Bolero fitted with a 20KVA Mahindra Powered DG set. These vehicles were donated by the Mahindra Foundation which was formed to provide medical relief to the poor and underprivileged. The Foundation also helps rebuild the country in the aftermath of natural calamities.
In addition to all the help provided, the foundation has handed over 150 solar street lamps and 300 solar lanterns to the most severely hit villages, deprived of electricity. The vehicles and solar street lights/lanterns were handed over to the Chief Minister of Uttarkhand, Shri Vijay Bahuguna at the CM house on December 30, 2013 by Mr. Rajeev Dubey, President (Group HR, Corporate Services & After-Market) & Member of the Group Executive Board, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
"At Mahindra, we have consciously pledged to go beyond monetary help when it comes to relief efforts and we hope our donation will contribute to the rebuilding efforts in the State and help restore its infrastructure,” said Mr. Rajeev Dubey.
Other senior Mahindra officials present included Mr. Vijay Kalra, Senior Vice President – Manufacturing Operations, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Mr. S K Dubey, Head of Mahindra’s Rudrapur Plant, Mr. Satyavir Singh, Head of Mahindra’s Haridwar Plant, Ms. Sheetal Mehta, Chief CSR Mahindra, and Managing Trustee, Mahindra Foundation and Mr. Sushil Singh, Vice President, CSR, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
The Mahindra Group had also donated a sum of Rs 1 crore to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund, Uttarkhand to provide urgently required relief to flood affected victims in the state.