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COVID-19: Narayan Murthy, family commit to donate Rs 10 crore to Akshaya Patra

Infosys co-founder Narayan Murthy's family is known for donating at times of crisis and is yet again donating Rs 10 crore to the Akshaya Patra Foundation. The foundation has been serving cooked food and distributing essential groceries to migrant labourers and daily-wage earners, who have lost their livelihood in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent nationwide lockdown.

COVID-19: Narayan Murthy, family commit to donate Rs 10 crore to Akshaya Patra
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Bengaluru, First Published Apr 1, 2020, 9:12 AM IST
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Bengaluru: Infosys co-founder Narayan Murthy and his family on Tuesday committed to offer Rs 10 crore to Akshaya Patra Foundation from their personal funds towards COVID-19 relief work to distribute essential groceries to migrant labourers and daily wage earners.

In a press release, the Akshaya Patra Foundation said it has been serving cooked food and distributing essential groceries to migrant labourers and daily-wage earners, who have lost their livelihood in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent nationwide lockdown.

"With their donation (Murthys), Akshaya Patra Foundation plans to distribute 1.33 lakh essential grocery boxes, which will serve 55,86,000 meals," the Infosys Foundation said in a statement.

A typical grocery box will contain five kg of Sona Mossuri rice, one kg tur dal, half-a-litre of refined oil, sambar and rasam powder, besides vegetables with long shelf life like potatoes. The contents of the grocery box may vary according to the location of distribution in the country, the statement added. 

The total number of Covid-19 cases in India has reached 1397, including 1238 active cases, while 124 people have been cured/discharged. As many as 35 people have died due to coronavirus, according to the ministry of health and family welfare.

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