an emergency meeting with the senior citizens of Jamshedpur, the union and management of Tata Steel, met to discuss and decide
on the implementation of the following immediate relief
measures in the earthquake affected areas of Gujarat.
the meeting, an agreement was signed between Tata
Workers’ Union, Tisco Mazdoor Union and the management
along the lines of relief assistance in Orissa, whereby
employee contributions of a day’s wages would
be matched by the management. The amount thus raised
will be approximately Rs3 crore.
Steel will be flying in 320 units of blood on Monday
directly to Bhuj, as the Ahmedabad-Bhuj link is not
currently motorable. Mr Kamal Midha, secretary, Tata
Relief Committee will oversee this operation, and contact
local authorities in Bhuj to determine specific areas
where relief and assistance can be provided. Medical
teams and medicines will be flown in as per requirements.
Additional blood units will be despatched and collections
taken in Jamshedpur.
thousand blankets will be flown in within the next
- The MD of Tata
Steel appealed to organisations to provide infrastructure
for collection of relief items and clothes. Trucks
will be despatched to Jamshedpur communities at scheduled
times for collection. These schedules will be communicated
in the media.
list of collection centres where donations can be
deposited in the form of cheques to the Tata Relief
Committee will be communicated shortly. Receipts will
be issued at these locations and these donations will
be eligible for deductions under section 80G of the
Income Tax Act, 1961.
- The MD of
Tata Steel, reiterated that money will not be a constraint
in offering assistance in the time of this national
emergency. He appealed to the citizens of Jamshedpur
to join in these efforts to assist the victims, and
to employees of other companies to follow Tata Steel’s
example. The MDs of Timken India and TCIL have committed
their support in the meeting itself.