These are extremely challenging times as the world battles the biggest healthcare crisis of modern era in the form of COVID-19 epidemic.
As a nation, our immediate priority is to collectively support the efforts of the Government to mitigate the impact of this crisis.
A significant portion of the corpus will be immediately contributed to the PM – CARES Fund.
The balance amount is being directed towards sourcing of masks, PPE and other key equipment for the doctors, healthcare workers and essential services personnel who are at the forefront of this massive battle. Over a million N-95 masks are being procured and will be made available on an immediate basis.
Contribution by employees
In addition to the Rs 100 crore committed by Bharti Enterprises, the employees of Bharti are also making personal voluntary contributions towards this cause through a platform set up by the company. Bharti Companies will match the amount contributed by their employees, and the same will be contributed towards the Covid-19 initiatives.
Airtel’s network teams continue to work 24X7 to ensure that India’s digital backbone continues to operate seamlessly and people stay connected with their loved ones and are able to work from home at this hour of global crisis.
Bharti started its telecom services business by launching mobile services in Delhi (India) in 1995. Since then there has been no looking back and Bharti Airtel, the group’s flagship company, has emerged as one of the top telecom companies in the world and is amongst the top three wireless operators in the world.
Bharti Airtel has operations in *18 countries across Asia and Africa– India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Seychelles, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
Over the past few years, Bharti has diversified into emerging business areas in the fast expanding Indian economy. The group offers – life insurance and general insurance to customers across India.
Bharti also serves customers through its fresh and processed foods business. The group has growing interests in other areas such as mobile internet, real estate, training and capacity building, and distribution of telecom / IT products.