Google funding
Google funding

Google will fund Rs 135 crore to help India fight Covid-19

Google will help the organizations which are helping people in the Covid-19 in India.

Due to the pandemic Covid-19 is increasing rapidly in India, many tech companies are coming forward to help. Google has announced Rs 135 crore in funding for India which includes, the philanthropic arm of the tech giant, the total amount from these grants is Rs 20 crore. The grant will go to GiveIndia and the second fund to UNICEF, which will help in medical aid and help families which are affected by Covid-19 outbreak.

Not only the organization, but the people working in Google called Googlers have also donated.

UNICEF will be using the funds provided from Google to get urgent medical supplies, which includes oxygen and testing equipment to needy areas. In a post Google has announced GiveIndia will provide cash assistance to families hit hardest by the crisis to help with their everyday expenses. Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, tweeted this Monday that “Devastated to see the worsening Covid crisis in India.”

The 900 employees of this tech giant have donated the funds of Rs 3.7 crore, to help India in this Covid-19.

Google has provided a Ads grant which supports the campaigns running for the awareness of Covid-19.

“Since last year, we’ve helped MyGov and the World Health Organization reach audiences with messages focused on how to stay safe and facts about vaccines,” Google has said in the statement. With the new funding, the Ad Grants are getting Rs 112 crore. This fund will be directed at local health authorities and nonprofit organizations “for more language coverage options.”

As a part of new funding, Google will improve localization and highlight authoritative information in community apps such as Google Maps, Google Search, YouTube, and Google Ads. 

Google search will also include information on Covid-19 testing centers, vaccination centers, and other details issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. In addition to partnering with the Indian ministry, Google is working closely with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.