Bharat Forge and other Kalyani Group companies, have pledged assistance via a direct contribution of INR250m (US$3.3m) to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PMCARES Fund) to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Other group companies involved are Kalyani Steel, Saarloha Advanced Material, Automotive Axles and Hikal.

“The group is committed to assist the Central and State government and the local authorities in all possible ways to deal with the pandemic,” said Bharat Forge chairman, Baba Kalyani.

“We are also using our group R&D facilities to look at ways of easing the shortage of critical medical equipment, including ventilators, respiratory equipment and other sanitation/hygiene equipment.

“As part of our CSR activity we have started addressing food requirements of the local community and will increase efforts in the coming days.”