Google has already provided aid worth $18 million to India in April during the onset of the second wave of coronavirus. They have been working with NGOs like GiveIndia, PATH, Apollo Medskills and ARMMAN to help set up oxygen generation plants and expand the health workforce.
Google has now announced that the company will support procurement and installation of approximately 80 oxygen generation plants in rural locations and has announced $15.5 million which works out to approximately Rs112.6 crore.
Google CEO Sundar Pitchai shared this development on Twitter and stated that “Our hearts go out to those in India impacted by the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and we continue to look for ways to help.”
In the last few months, many tech giants came forward to help India battle the Covid-19 crisis. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that the company would use its resources and technology to aid relief efforts and to purchase oxygen concentration devices.
Amazon too did its bit by partnering with global sellers to bring 9,000 oxygen concentrators to India.