SRINAGAR: Vedanta Foundation plans to donate one lakh blankets to underprivileged people in India including in flood-affected Jammu and Kashmir.
In a press statement issued here Wednesday, the Foundation, which is a fully-funded charitable trust of Vedanta Resources Plc, said it has so far distributed 65,000 blankets on various occasions in several states including Kokrajhar, Guwahati, Jammu & Kashmir, and Rajasthan.
“With the objective of protecting deprived people from unfavorable weather conditions during winter and to create employment for the locals, Vedanta Foundation has established seven full-fledged Rajai (blanket) making units at Faridabad, Tughlaqabad, Bulandsar, Vijayvihar, Vasant Kunj, Mumbai and Ringus,” it said.
The handmade blankets, it said, are meant for the “”economically underprivileged” people and for the victims of natural calamities like floods and earthquakes.
The Foundation said it generates employment opportunities by engaging people in stitching Rajai Khols, filling cotton, pressing Rajais, and to distribute the material.
“During the stitching of Rajais, Vedanta Foundation ensures health and safety measures for the laborers working at the units. Proper masks and precaution measures along with proper food facility were given to individuals at work,” it said.