In order to support the farming community amidst the second wave of Covid-19, Escorts, India’s leading engineering conglomerate, announced Covid-19 relief measures for its customers across India which include Covid support to cover expenses in case of hospitalisation and home treatment expenses.
In a programme titled ‘Escorts Covid Kavach’, Escorts in association with an insurance partner, will extend Covid aid up to Rs 150,000 in case of Covid-19 related hospitalisation and up to Rs. 15,000 to cover home treatment expenses. The aid is available to all customers who purchase any Escorts tractor effective May 25, 2021. The cost of this cover shall be borne by Escorts and its authorised dealers.
In addition, the company has also launched a drive to encourage its dealers to conduct vaccination camps at their respective dealerships, in tie-up with local hospitals, covering its loyal customer base and their families.
Highlighting the measures, Shenu Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer, Escorts Agri Machinery, said, “Our country is going through some tough times. The farmers of our country have shown utmost courage and have worked hard during the pandemic ensuring all of us have food on our plates. It is our moral duty to reciprocate to the farming community with whatever we can do for their well-being. We hope our collective efforts will help our country soon overcome this crisis.”
Escorts has also announced Covid-relief measures for its other stakeholders, including their employees and channel partners.