Table 1

CSR activities by tobacco industry in India during COVID-19

Name of companyAmount (US$, in 000)Type of supportPartners
Donation to PM CARES Fund
 ITC13 212PM CARES FundGovernment of India
 Dharampal Satyapal2642PM CARES Fund and other organisation fighting against coronavirusGovernment of India; Gurudwara Prabandhak Samiti
Donation to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund
 Deccan Tobacco Company33Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s Relief FundGovernment of Andhra Pradesh
 ITC264Karnataka Chief Minister’s Relief FundGovernment of Karnataka
 ITC264Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Relief FundGovernment of Tamil Nadu
 ITC264Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief FundGovernment of Maharashtra
 VST Industries132Telangana Chief Minister’s Relief FundGovernment of Telangana
Donation to health and hospital administration
 Gujarat Tobacco Merchants Association24Portable ventilator machinesKheda Government Civil Hospital, Gujarat
 ITCIn kindSupport Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) to operationalise a 30-bed temporary centre for COVID-19 in Haridwar, UttarakhandBHEL is a public sector undertaking
Donation to administration
 Godfrey Phillips IndiaIn kindMasks for front-line COVID-19 workers in SrinagarSrinagar District Administration
 Godfrey Phillips IndiaIn kindPersonal protective equipment to Inspector General of Police Kashmir for use among the police staffJammu and Kashmir Police Department
Awareness targeting kids and women
 ITCIn kindAwareness among kids about the five steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 brings out the ‘Do the 5’ songGreen Gold Animations, the creator of cartoon series Chhota Bheem
 ITCIn kindAwareness on handwashing with the state government of Kerala to help ‘Break the Chain’Government of Kerala
 ITCIn kindSalutes mothers with ‘Stay Strong Moms’ campaign through virtual music concertLeading singers of the Indian film industry
Essential commodities and food items
 ITCIn kindFood and hygiene essentials across 17 states of IndiaState, district, local administration, ‘Child Rights and You (CRY), SOS Children’s Village India and other NGOs
 ITCIn kindDistribution of milk for children in KolkataSave the Children India, The Hope Foundation India and SOS Children’s Villages of India
 ITCIn kindDistribution of free meals and groceriesGovernment of Telangana
 ITCIn kindHelp customers order grocery essentialsDomino’s, Zomato, Dunzo, Swiggy, Apna Complex, MyGate, NoBroker and Azgo
 ITCIn kindJuices and soaps for the police department in SrinagarJammu and Kashmir Police Department
 ITCIn kind17 000 refreshment kits containing fruit juice, milkshake and chocolates for corona warriors in BengaluruMunicipal Corporation of Greater Bengaluru
Self-administered contingency fund
 ITC19 817COVID-19 contingency fund for vulnerable sections of societyState, district and local administration besides NGOs
  • CSR, corporate social responsibility; NGOs, non-governmental organisations; PM CARES Fund, Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund.