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Walmart, its CSR arm commit Rs 1 cr for Chennai flood relief


New Delhi, Dec 14: Retail major Walmart and its philanthropic unit Walmart Foundation have committed Rs 1 crore towards relief efforts for flood victims in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu.

"The Walmart Foundation has committed Rs 1 crore to Charities Aid Foundation India (CAF India) for the provision of health and hygiene kits, food baskets, safe drinking water and tarpaulins," Walmart said in a statement.


In addition, many Walmart India associates made immediate in-kind contribution (clothes and other urgent supplies) to the NGO, Goonj, in response to the crisis, it added.

Krish Iyer, President & CEO, Walmart India said: "We stand by the people of Chennai and neighboring areas of Tamil Nadu who have been affected by the floods. "In addition to the relief grant of Rs 1 crore by Walmart Foundation, we have pledged our support to the community through voluntary in-kind donations and volunteering activities."


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