Cognizant commits Rs 260 crore for Chennai flood relief

|December 8, 2015 0
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CHENNAI, INDIA: Cognizant, one of Chennai’s largest employers with more than 60,000 employees and 11 facilities will take a multi-pronged approach to support relief and longer-term rehabilitation measures in the city.

In a prepared statement the company said it will disburse $10 million (Rs 65 crore) to help the residents of Chennai through direct grants to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund and NGOs (including AmeriCares India and other charitable and relief organizations providing healthcare, housing and other support in the city), and direct health initiatives and other community programs.

In addition, Cognizant has committed $30 million (Rs 195 crore) to assist with the immediate and longer-term recovery needs of its employees and business partners through direct grants and loans to employees, as well as other individuals who support Cognizant’s Chennai operations, and dedicated healthcare teams to provide medical care, consultation and disease prevention to employees and business partners.

Gordon Coburn, President, Cognizant, said, “Corporate support must play a vital role in providing immediate relief and helping to rebuild Chennai. We are committed to helping with the large challenge of rebuilding the city and addressing the health, safety and housing needs of the residents of Chennai. We encourage the larger Chennai business ecosystem to join us in the effort to quickly recover from this disaster.”

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