Sundar Pichai

Rs.135 crore funding for India during the current COVID crisis by Google: Sundar Pichai

1 year ago

India is suffering from the worst pandemic conditions at present in which Daily COVID cases are rising, with hospitals filled to capacity and in need of urgent oxygen, supplies to cope with the increasing number of patients.   

During this worsen condition, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, announced to help India with Rs. 135 crore. He mentioned his heartfelt feelings on Twitter, “Devastated to see the worsening Covid crisis in India. Google & Googlers are providing Rs 135 Crore in funding to @GiveIndia,@UNICEF for medical supplies, orgs supporting high-risk communities, and grants to help spread critical information.

According to the official blog, it is mentioned that this 135 crore INR help includes two grants from, Google’s philanthropic arm, totaling 20 Crore INR. The first is to GiveIndia to provide cash assistance to families hit hardest by the crisis to help with their everyday expenses. The second will go to UNICEF to help get urgent medical supplies, including oxygen and testing equipment, to where it’s needed most in India.

Google is also helping through its core information products like Search and Maps, YouTube, and Ads. This includes information on where to get testing and vaccines; so far, Maps and Search surface thousands of vaccine sites.

Seema Jain

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