The National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) Limited, India’s premier hydropower company on Saturday airlifted 2.6 metric tonnes of medical materials to Manipur from New Delhi in the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic and 21-day national lockdown.
“NHPC is fully committed to stand with the nation in this moment of crisis and has already earmarked Rs 4.5 crore to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The timely supply of medical material is most crucial and therefore we have aided the airlifting of medical material to Imphal which is remotely located and difficult to reach by road,” said AK Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of NHPC.
Officials said that on receipt of request from the state government, NHPC has arranged to airlift the cargo. The 2.6 metric tonnes of medical materials included sanitizers, thermal scanners, masks etc.
The landlocked region of Manipur has a difficult terrain and sending of medical material by flight would save crucial time in fighting COVID-19 crisis in the State.
The NHPC has a 105 Mega Watt Loktak Power Station located in Manipur which is generating uninterrupted power.