The COVID-19 pandemic is a cause of great concern while the whole nation is locked down, POWERGRID, the Central Transmission Utility of India, has been ensuring uninterrupted 24×7 power supply.As a Responsible Corporate Citizen, POWERGRID has contributed ₹130 Crore to Prime Minister’s Citi- zen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund to support India’s fight against
Coronavirus. To help fight the pandemic, it has committed another contribution of ₹70 Crore in next FY. This makes POWERGRID’s total contribution commitment as ₹200 Crore. POWERGRID employeesare also contributing a part of their salary towards the cause.POWERGRID has also distributed food packets in slum areas to help the needy in such difficult times. The laborers and contractual workers at transmission/construction sites are also being provided with masks, soaps, sanitizers, packed food items, grocery items and medical support in all POWERGRID Sub-stations in the country.As part of preparedness due to outbreak of COVID-19, a backup plan has been prepared for manning all the Sub-stations in the country to ensure uninterrupted power supply.