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Azim Premji Donation: Wipro, Azim Premji Foundation contribute Rs 1,125 cr to tackle coronavirus crisis



Azim Premji Donation: Wipro, Azim Premji Foundation contribute Rs 1,125 cr to tackle coronavirus crisis




Wipro Ltd, Wipro Enterprises Ltd and Azim Premji Foundation on Wednesday said they have together committed Rs 1,125 crore towards tackling the "unprecedented health and humanitarian crisis" arising from the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.

Of the Rs 1,125 crore, Wipro Ltd's commitment is Rs 100 crore, Wipro Enterprises Ltd's is Rs 25 crore and that of the Azim Premji Foundation is Rs 1,000 crore.

These sums are in addition to the annual CSR activities of Wipro and the usual philanthropic spends of the Azim Premji Foundation, it said.

The other companies that have also donated include PFC (Rs 200 crore), L&T (Rs 150 crore), Infosys Foundation (Rs 100 crore), Bharti Enterprises (Rs 100 crore), NMDC (Rs 150 crore) and JSPL (Rs 25 crore), among others. The PM-CARES Fund was established on March 28 to raise money to fight against COVID-19 and provide relief to the affected.