GUWAHATI, Aug 2 - With Assam reeling under one of the worst floods to hit the State, in which over 11 lakh people have been affected, seven public-sector oil firms today donated a total of Rs 15 crore to the Chief Minister�s Relief Fund.
Senior officials of the state-run oil firms donated Rs 15 crore and handed over the cheque to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, an official release said.
The seven oil firms are Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Oil India Ltd (OIL), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL), Gas Authority of India Ltd and Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL).
�Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan took a special initiative under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to mobilise the oil companies to contribute to the Chief Minister�s Relief Fund,� the statement said.
Acknowledging the gesture, Sonowal expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister, Minister of State for Petroleum and the oil firms for helping the people of Assam during this calamity. � PTI