Guwahati: Star Cement, the leading cement brand in the region has donated Rupees One Crore to the Assam Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to aid the ongoing flood relief measures in Assam. The cement brand has also initiated a distribution drive of food and other essential materials in various flood-affected areas of the state.
Apart from the donation made to the Chief Minister’s relief fund, Star Cement has also initiated a distribution drive of food and other essential materials in various flood-affected areas of the state. Each day the cement brand has been distributing two trucks of materials that include rice, pulses, salt, biscuits, buns, cookies and packaged drinking water in various flood-affected areas.
The distribution has already covered some of the worst affected areas that including Barpeta, Darrang, Pathsala, Howly, Nalbari and Tihu. The cement brand will continue to distribute three trucks of food and other essential materials to the flood-hit areas of the state on a daily basis until the situation normalises.
On Thursday, one truckload of relief material has been sent to affected areas of Silchar which is being airlifted along with the relief material being sent by the Govt. of Assam.
Commenting on the flood situations of the state, Tushar Bhajanka, Executive Director, Star Cement said, “In many locations, the people of the state are facing unprecedented hardships & we are saddened by the same. However, when nature shows its fury, we can stand together in solidarity to help each other. We at Star Cement have made all efforts to reach out to the people & help them in whatever manner possible.”
Commenting on the distribution drive of food and other essentials, Pradeep Purohit, Chief Strategy Officer said, “Star Cement is always committed to serve the people of Assam in times of need. We have initiated the distribution of food and other essential materials in various flood-affected areas and will continue to do so until the flood situation normalizes.”
“The daily supply of food and other materials is increased to 3 trucks keeping in mind the unprecedented geographical spread of the current wave of these devastating floods.” He further stated.