Contributes to PM CARES Fund and also to Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Relief Funds for undertaking health & welfare activities
HYDERABAD, India, April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Gemini Edibles & Fats India Pvt Ltd (GEF India), the makers of Freedom Healthy Cooking Oils, have contributed an amount of Rs. 2.5 Crores to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in India. The management has donated a sum of Rs 50 lakhs each to the CM relief Fund for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and a sum of Rs. 25 lakhs each to the CM Relief fund for Karnataka, Odisha and Tamil Nadu to support the relief and safety measures being undertaken by the state governments in view of COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier, Freedom Oil had contributed Rs. 50 Lakhs to the PM CARES Fund and distributed the essential commodity – edible oil worth Rs. 25 Lakhs to the underprivileged near GEF refineries in Andhra Pradesh.
As a part of the CSR Initiative: – Freedom Healthy Cooking Oils Contributes a total of Rs. 2.5 Crore towards COVID-19 relief for communities where they operate:
- PM CARES Fund: Rs. 50 Lakhs
- CM Relief Fund (Telangana): Rs. 50 Lakhs
- CM Relief Fund (AP): Rs. 50 Lakhs
- CM Relief Fund (Karnataka): Rs. 25 Lakhs
- CM Relief Fund (Odisha): Rs. 25 Lakhs
- CM Relief Fund (Tamil Nadu): Rs. 25 Lakhs
They have also partnered with the Government of Andhra Pradesh to distribute the essential commodity – edible oil worth Rs. 25 Lakhs to the underprivileged near the GEF refineries in AP.
Speaking about the initiative, Mr. Pradeep Chowdhry, Managing Director, Gemini Edibles & Fats India Pvt. Ltd., said, “GEF India is humbled to contribute in this time of India’s fight against COVID-19. We are confident that our contribution will have a positive impact on the communities that have been hit hardest by this unprecedented crisis. We appreciate the efforts being taken by the Central Government, the State Governments, district administrations, doctors and police in dealing with this crisis, while ensuring supply of essential commodities to the citizens. As a part of our efforts to support the communities where we operate, we have extended a contribution of Rs. 50 Lakhs each towards the CM Relief fund in Telangana & Andhra Pradesh along with a contribution of Rs.25 Lakhs each towards the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Odisha plus 50 lakhs to PM CARES Fund.”
The Employees for GEF India have come forward and contributed 1-day salary towards the COVID-19 relief fund. GEF India will be forwarding the additional amount of Rs 9.25 Lakhs by 640 employees towards the PM CARES Fund for COVID-19 on behalf of their employees.
GEF has implemented strict measures to ensure all their members, employees, partners, stakeholders remain safe from COVID-19. The management has undertaken an extensive drive to educate their employees on the seriousness of Coronavirus, identifying infections, and measures to safeguard them from being infected. GEF India is committed to fulfil its social responsibility to facilitate uninterrupted movement of Edible Oils as it’s an essential commodity amidst the lockdown. The plants are operational with all safety and health protocols.
About Freedom Healthy Cooking Oils:
‘Freedom’ is the Flagship brand of Gemini Edibles and Fats India Pvt. Ltd. (GEF India). Freedom Healthy Cooking Oil Range is available as Freedom Refined Sunflower Oil, Freedom Physically Refined Rice Bran Oil and Freedom Mustard Oil & Freedom Groundnut Oil
Freedom Healthy Cooking Oil Range was launched in April 2010 in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. It is a leading brand of Sunflower oil and currently ranks No. 1 by market share in the Sunflower Oil category in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh & Odisha.
– (Source: Q3-19 Report AC Nielsen).
Freedom Physically Refined Rice Bran Oil It is thus a healthier choice for the entire family. It was launched October 2015, for the health-conscious consumers with its strong proposition of 10,000 ppm Oryzanol and balance fat profile Freedom RBO is growing at faster space in the category.
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