Reliance Jio Announces Diwali Plan with 100% Cashback and Free Services for 1 Year

November 16, 2018

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has announced a Diwali plan worth INR 1,699, which has a validity period of one year. Under this plan, subscribers will not only receive free 4G services, 100 text messages per day, and unlimited phone calls but also 100 percent cashback. Additionally, under this plan, subscribers will receive 1.5 GB of data per day for a year. Subscribers can avail of this offer till November 30, 2018.

How to avail of the 100 percent cashback offer

Subscribers can avail of the 100 percent cashback offer through Reliance Digital coupons, which they can receive via the MyJio app. Subscribers can also find these coupons at any Reliance Digital store. To get the coupons, Reliance Jio users must make a purchase of INR 5,000 at the store. The coupons can also be used for mobile recharge. The cashback offer also gives subscribers a free subscription to MyJio.

The success of Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio has made a strong presence in the telecom sector of the country. It has performed well in terms of both profitability and revenue-per-user perspectives. As a result, the telecom company has seen a boost in its market share. Reliance Jio had a market share of 19.6 percent in July 2018. However, according to a report, the telecom company has been able to secure a market share of 20.8 percent in August 2018. As a result, it has become a market leader in this sector.

The popularity of the Reliance Jio network is attributable to its affordable pricing schemes and quality services provided to the Indian masses. The report also stated that the telecom company’s launch of the Reliance JioPhone, the 4-G enabled feature phone, has helped it add the maximum amount of subscribers at 12.2 million.

In terms of Average Revenue Per User (ARPU), Jio has also performed strongly. It has introduced a competitive environment to the telecom sector with accessible technologies. Reliance Jio has an ARPU of INR 135, which was the highest in the industry in the first quarter of 2018. In the second quarter of 2018, the telecom company reported a net income of INR 681 crore.

About Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio is the telecom division of RIL. It began operations in 2016. Today, Jio has amassed over 250 million subscribers across India. It consists of a digital ecosystem that allows citizens across the country to have a digital life. Therefore, Reliance Jio is customer-oriented. It provides smart devices, strong broadband networks, and useful applications. The telecom company has also made forays into the entertainment industry, education sector, and content carriage and distribution. This ensures that customers receive a very comprehensive range of services to choose from. Reliance Jio is dedicated to making India a technologically savvy nation.

Summary: Reliance Jio has announced a Diwali plan, which offers 100 percent cashback and free services for one year. The aim of this is to provide the Indian masses with accessible and quality 4G services.

Reliance Jio Announces Festive Sale of JioPhone 2

November 2, 2018

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has announced a limited-period sale of the Reliance JioPhone 2, its 4G-enabled feature phone, days ahead of Diwali. According to the telecom company’s website, the festive sale of the handset will begin at noon on November 5, 2018, and end on November 12, 2018. This is the first festive sale of the handset after several flash sales in the past few weeks.

About the Reliance JioPhone 2

The telecom company had introduced the Reliance JioPhone 2 in August 2018. It a feature-phone, which can operate with 4G technology. Mobile apps such as JioMusic, MyJio, JioVideoCall, JioCinema, JioTV, and JioPay come on the Reliance JioPhone 2 as preloaded. Customers can also download more mobile apps as and when they wish.

Details of prepaid recharge packs

According to the telecom company’s website, Reliance Jio currently offers customers three prepaid recharge packs for the Reliance JioPhone devices. It offers 1-42 GB of high-speed 4G data in the three packs, among other benefits.

The lowest-priced JioPhone plan is worth INR 49. This plan has a validity period of 28 days and offers users 1 GB of total high-speed data benefit. It also offers free unlimited voice calling, 50 free text messages, and a complimentary subscription to Jio Apps.

The second prepaid recharge plan is priced at INR 99. It has a validity period of 28 days and offers users 0.5 GB of total high-speed data benefit per day. This means that users get a total of 14 GB of high-speed 4G data to use per month. This plan also offers free unlimited voice calling, 300 free text messages, and a complimentary subscription to Jio Apps.

The third prepaid recharge plan offered by Reliance Jio is worth INR 153. This plan has a validity period of 28 days and offers Reliance Jio users 42 GB of total high-speed data benefit. This means that users get 1.5 GB of 4G data to use per day. This plan also offers free unlimited voice calling, 100 free text messages per day, and a complimentary subscription to JioApps.

Specifications of the JioPhone 2

The JioPhone 2 costs INR 2,999. It runs on the KaiOS operating system. It features a QWERTY style keypad, a 2 MP rear camera, and a 0.3 MP front camera. It also features a 4 GB ROM, a 512 MB RAM, and a 2000mAh removable battery.

The progress of Reliance JioPhone

Reliance Jio has stated that voice commands being used on the Reliance JioPhone platform are surpassing those on smart-phones by approximately five times. Users of the 4G-enabled feature-phones are spending more time utilizing the Internet and apps than smart-phone users. Recently, WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, has been introduced to the Reliance JioPhone platform as well.

Summary: Reliance Jio has announced a limited-period festive sale of the Reliance JioPhone 2. The telecom company offers three affordable prepaid recharge plans to users of its JioPhones.

Mukesh Ambani’s Vision for India’s Digital Revolution

October 26, 2018

Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), stated that by 2020 all mobile phones in India would be connected via the 4G network. During the inaugural session of the India Mobile Congress 2018, he also stated that India would soon be one of the “top three nations in fixed broadband”. He further stated that India would be among the first countries to adopt ultrafast 5G services.

Mukesh Ambani’s statement

Mukesh Ambani stated that by 2020, every Indian citizen would have access to 4G connectivity. India has risen from its 155th position in mobile broadband penetration. Currently, it is the number one country in the world in mobile data consumption. India has achieved this feat in less than two years. Ambani stated that this is the fastest transition globally from 2G and 3G to 4G.

Ambani also stated that India has the 135th position in fixed broadband. However, it will rise from this rank at a pace that “would surprise” the world.

According to Mukesh Ambani, the “digital connectivity revolution” will transform the rural parts of the country. In the past eight months, approximately 50 million villagers have received affordable smartphones. He also stated that Reliance Jio’s JioGigaFiber service would offer complete “fixed-mobile convergence”. This means that users will be able to move seamlessly between both networks. Therefore, Reliance Jio’s objective is to offer Wi-Fi when indoors and 4G and 5G coverage while on the go. Ambani stated that he is excited for India’s digital revolution to transform villages, especially in areas like rural enterprises and agriculture. This will empower marginalized communities and women in particular.

Ambani called on businesses and enterprises to adopt “an India First vision” to help make the country one of the world’s largest digital markets. With this, India would lead the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

The growth of Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of RIL, began operations in 2016. Currently, it has more than 250 million subscribers. The company has more than 50 percent market share and is India’s largest mobile broadband company. To facilitate its entry into the home broadband space with the Reliance JioGigaFiber fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service it recently acquired majority stakes in Hathway Cable and DEN Networks.

Mukesh Ambani stated that Reliance Jio is committed to building a network of deep-fiber across India to enable connectivity between every premise with high-quality network services.

The digital future of India

Mukesh Ambani stated that India’s digital future envisions 1.3 billion connected Indians. This future will be built on the pillars of data, computing, and connectivity. Additionally, according to Ambani, the future will be created and powered by a range of path-breaking digital technologies such as blockchain, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality, Internet of Things (IoT), and augmented reality.

Summary: Mukesh Ambani has stated that every Indian will have access to a 4G-enabled mobile phone by 2020. He also stated that India will be one of the top three countries in fixed broadband and will adopt 5G services before other countries.

Reliance Jio Users to Receive Access to ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) Content

October 12, 2018

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh-Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has signed an agreement with ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL). This collaboration is in an effort to bring access to ZEE’s entire library of content to Reliance Jio users. To achieve this objective, the two parties will jointly market the content offerings by utilizing consumer-facing touchpoints, which are independent.

Details of the collaboration

ZEEL stated that 227 million Reliance Jio subscribers will gain access to 37 live TV channels. They will also gain access to the content of ZEE5, which is the video over-the-top (OTT) app of the ZEE TV network. ZEE5 produces original content, including short films and web-series, among others. Reliance Jio users will also be able to download content to watch at their leisure.

Statements of key people

Amit Goenka, the CEO of Z5 Global and ZEE International, stated that ZEE intends to create engaging and rich content for its viewers across India as well as the world. This is their primary objective as content creators. The new collaboration with Reliance Jio will facilitate this goal. Goenka further stated that Reliance Jio’s expansive reach could help entertain a broader base of viewers, who have an appetite for content on-the-go, which is of good quality. Akash Ambani, the Director of Reliance Jio, stated that the telecom company is committed to providing its consumers with strong content from India and around the globe. This will facilitate the mission of boosting digital inclusion in the country.

Reliance Jio’s foray into the content space

In addition to content from ZEEL, the telecom company has made agreements with other broadcasters, so that their content can be brought to Reliance Jio users as well. One such broadcaster is Viacom18.

Reliance Jio has also collaborated with Star India is to bring cricket content to all 4G users on Hotstar and the JioTV platform across the country. This collaboration intends to cover one-day internationals (ODIs), T20 matches, and premier domestic competitions of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

About Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio is a telecom network and digital ecosystem that enables Indians to experience a digital life. The ecosystem is made up of smart devices, strong broadband networks, customer-oriented services, and useful applications. In terms of media, the telecom company’s offerings include programs of recorded and live sports, music, television, events, and movies. This presents a very comprehensive library.

Reliance Jio has three pillars that aim to transform the country’s digital future. The first pillar is a strong network coverage across urban and rural areas. The second pillar is quality services for its subscribers, in terms of HD quality voice, video streaming, and high-speed internet speeds. The third pillar is affordable services that are accessible to citizens in all parts of the country.

Summary: Reliance Jio and ZEEL have collaborated to bring ZEE TV network’s content to Reliance Jio users. The objective of this is to provide consumers with strong quality content across India.

Reliance Jio Provides eSIM Connection for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Users

October 5, 2018

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), is providing an Embedded-Subscriber Identity Model (eSIM) connection for postpaid and prepaid users of the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models. This is in an effort to make India a technologically savvy nation and boost the digital progress of India with the eSIM technology.

Reliance Jio’s eSIM connection for the new iPhones

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the first phones from Apple that have the capability to support the dual-sim functionality. However, Apple offers the secondary slim slot as eSIM only. eSIM is a technology that comes pre-installed on a device. It cannot be pulled out like normal SIM cards because it is a virtual SIM card. Therefore, users have the benefit of remotely activating their eSIM connection. For example, users do not have to change the network operators physically. They can make the switch remotely.

Reliance Jio is an official eSIM carrier for Apple in India. Reliance Jio is now offering both postpaid and prepaid connections for the two new iPhone models. The telecom company has stated that it is also the only prepaid eSIM provider for the new iPhone models.

Details of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the latest iPhone models introduced by Apple Inc. in September 2018. Both models are available in three storage variants of 64 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB. The lowest-costing iPhone XS is priced at INR 99,900 and the highest-costing variant is priced at INR 1,34,900. The lowest-costing iPhone XS Max is priced at 1,09,000, while the high-costing variant is priced at 1,44,900.

Details of Reliance Jio’s first pre-order of the new iPhone models

The first pre-order for both new iPhone models was held between September 21, 2018, and September 27, 2018, via Jio.com. Interested customers were able to order both the iPhone models by visiting the MyJio app as well. Alternatively, they could pre-order the phones from Reliance Digital and MyJio stores.

To pre-order the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max on Jio.com, customers had to visit the website and select the available iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max variant they were interested in. After they entered their pin-code, customers proceeded to checkout, where they entered their personal details, like name, mobile number, and email address. After this, they selected the desired payment option and made the payment. Once payment was completed, customers received a pre-order confirmation notification via text message or email.

On purchase of these iPhone models, Reliance Jio offered free shipping and delivery as well. The iPhones models purchased by these customers were shipped within three to five business day from September 28, 2018.

Summary: Both postpaid and prepaid customers can obtain an eSIM from Reliance Jio to use on their new 2018-iPhone models. This is in an effort to boost the digital progress in India and make the country a technologically savvy nation.

RIL Collaborates with Vardhman Textiles to Produce R|Elan Fabrics

September 28, 2018

The Mukesh Ambani -led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has collaborated with Vardhman Textiles to produce the innovative fabric R|Elan, which includes R|Elan GreenGold. R|Elan GreenGold is manufactured by recycling used plastic PET bottles. It is very eco-friendly and has one of the lowest carbon footprints globally.

RIL’s press release

According to a press release by RIL, R|Elan is a high-quality fabric collection that will range across the sustainable and performance themes in casuals, formals, and other women-wear segments. RIL stated that the R|Elan technical team will provide the parameters, specifications, and technical expertise to ensure the best quality fabric is produced.

RIL further stated that as part of this new collaboration, its R|Elan technical team aims to work closely with Vardhman Textiles to develop a range of new manufacturing processes to create specially engineered R|Elan fabrics.

R|Elan range of fabrics

There are five innovative fabrics under the umbrella of R|Elan. R|Elan FreeFlow is used in manufacturing dress material and sarees. R|Elan Kooltex is used to make activewear apparels. R|Elan SuperSoft is used to manufacture shirts. R|Elan SuperBlack is used to manufacture suits. Finally, R|Elan GreenGold is the flagship fabric and manufactured by recycling used PET bottles. It is the greenest fabric in the world. It will be used in trousers and denim.

R|Elan GreenGold is manufactured using bio-fuels instead of fossil fuels. According to RIL’s website, the process also uses a zero-waste concept. This means that all the raw materials are used in the manufacturing process or sold in the market. The process also recycles the maximum amount of water and all the water is utilized in horticulture and manufacturing.

The opinion of Gunjan Sharma, CMO, RIL

Gunjan Sharma, the Chief Marketing Officer of the Polyester Division at RIL, stated that Reliance Industries is proud to be associated with Vardhman Textiles, a leading player, for R|Elan. The two entities will work together to ensure that the customers’ rising demands for sustainable and high-quality performance apparel are met with R|Elan. Sharma further stated that this collaboration is also an effort to create opportunities for the entire textile value chain, including apparel manufacturers and brands.

The significance of R|Elan in the apparel industry

For RIL, R|Elan is a portfolio of innovative fabrics. It will have a presence in various segments such as denim, activewear, ethnic, and western wear, both casuals and formals. RIL has collaborated with over 30 players who are equipped to produce new-age fabrics using the technologies of R|Elan.

In the total INR 2-2.5 lakh crore apparel industry, sarees and ethnic wear, the biggest apparel sub-segment, has an INR 60,000 crore share.  The activewear segment commands only an INR 2,500 crore-market share, which is 10-15 percent. The denim segment is valued at INR 20,000 crore.

Summary: RIL has collaborated with Vardhman Textiles to produce the innovative fabric, including R|Elan GreenGold, which is eco-friendly and made from PET bottles. These R|Elan fabrics are a significant portfolio for RIL in the apparel industry.

Reliance Jio to Set Up Reliance Jio Hubs in Smaller Towns across India

September 21, 2018

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has plans in place to set up Reliance Jio Hubs to provide people in smaller towns a mall-like shopping experience. The aim of this project is to provide one-stop shops for RIL’s consumer items, ranging from groceries to electronics. The project will utilize the strengths of Reliance Jio’s digital infrastructure and Reliance Retail’s physical stores to increase sales in smaller towns, where online shopping and modern retail is rare.

Details of the Reliance Jio Hubs

At RIL’s 41st Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was held on July 5, 2018, Ambani stated that RIL sees a large business growth opportunity wherein it may make a new hybrid commerce platform, which will be online-to-offline.

A person familiar with the project, on the condition of anonymity, stated that after the Reliance JioGigaFiber broadband services, Reliance Jio Hubs is the next big focus area for the telecom company. The Reliance Jio Hubs project is in connection with Ambani’s vision to integrate retail, telecom, and e-commerce into one technology platform.

Views of a retail analyst

A retail sector analyst, on the condition of anonymity, stated that small towns require assisted e-commerce and the availability of after-sales service in a physical space. He stated that Reliance Jio Hubs could act as warehouses and hold inventory. This meets the 100 percent India-owned requirement as per the draft e-commerce policy. Under this policy, which is floated by the Indian government, only Indian-owned firms are allowed to hold inventory.

The analyst further stated the telecom company intends to set up approximately 800 Reliance Jio Hubs to sell all consumer items under RIL. Within a month, the investment required for this project will be finalized.

The significance of offline retail stores

Since a large percentage of the country’s population still does its shopping offline, plans to know local merchants, and reach local markets and customers are important. A report by eMarketer in June 2018 stated that the online retail market in the country has tripled since 2015. However, of the total retail sales in 2018, it is only expected to contribute 2.9 percent.

RIL already has a strong physical presence in India with 7,500 stores across 4,400 cities operating under the Reliance Retail subsidiary. This wing sells electronics, clothes, grocery, and jewelry under Reliance Digital, Reliance Trends, Reliance Fresh, and Reliance Jewels, among other brands. RIL also has approximately 5,000 Jio Points. These are compact 500 square feet offices in rural pockets and semi-urban areas. They offer customer assistance and after-sales service.

However, Reliance Jio Hubs would be spread across a bigger area. These hubs would work through Reliance Jio, which enjoys a good market share and market appeal in rural markets due to its 4G coverage.

Summary: Reliance Jio is planning to set up Reliance Jio Hubs in smaller towns. The goal of this is to provide the people living in such areas with a mall-like shopping experience.

Reliance Jio User Base to Cross 400 Million Customers by March 2020

September 14, 2018

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), is likely to attain a user base of more than 400 million customers by March 2020. Industry analysts have stated that this number will include almost 150 million JioPhone users due to a strong performance in rural markets. They have also stated that to cross-sell a blend of digital content services, telecom, and retail products, RIL may soon deploy an omni-channel strategy.

Views of CLSA

According to CLSA, formerly called Credit Lyonnais Security Asia, Reliance Jio’s projected 414 million user base in March 2020 would be equivalent to 45 percent of the Indian population and would represent the 14 to 80 years age group. In addition to this, the foreign brokerage company has also estimated that RIL’s retail and telecom businesses may contribute 80 percent to RIL’s consolidated earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) through the financial years 2018 to 2021.

CLSA also stated that the Kai-OS operating system, which is controlled by RIL and powers the JioPhone, might be utilized to open up advertisement revenue opportunities with higher customer engagement.

CLSA telecom analyst, Vikas Jain, stated that RIL may strengthen the e-commerce expansion of its established organized retail business in the upcoming months. This would help it acquire a larger customer base through its omni-channel fashion, grocery, and digital retail offerings.

The progress of Reliance JioPhone

Reliance Jio has stated that voice commands used on the JioPhone are surpassing those on smart-phones by nearly five times. Users of the 4G-enabled feature-phones are spending more time using the Internet and apps than smart-phone users do.

IIFL Institutional Equities stated that, in rural markets, JioPhone users spend hours watching videos daily, and data consumption may increase once the apps for YouTube and Facebook are available on the JioPhone.

Opinions of industry analysts and key players

Industry analysts expect Reliance Jio’s content apps, such as JioMusic, JioCinema, JioTV, JioMags, JioMoney, JioChat, and Saavn, to reap strong revenues for the company shortly. This is because Reliance Jio’s user base is already accustomed to using more than 10 GB per month. A likely increase in fixed-line broadband users of the JioGigaFiber service may also help in this regard.

Analysts believe that Reliance Jio’s 290 minutes-a-day of customer engagement, with the help of 150 million subscribers using the JioPhone, can be tapped to create sizeable revenue opportunities. Analysts also believe that Reliance Jio’s subscriber base will increase rapidly once WhatsApp becomes available on the feature-phones, which would happen by September 20, 2018. This may help the telecom company acquire more customers and a larger revenue share in the competitive market.

BNP Paribas stated that Reliance Jio is performing well, especially in rural markets. This is due to its affordable 4G services, which have good coverage, and the success of the JioPhone, which has sold nearly 25 million devices as of June 2018.

Summary: Reliance Jio’s user base is likely to cross 400 million customers by March 2020. This is due to a cross-selling omni-channel strategy, increased JioPhone usage in rural markets, and increased subscriptions for the JioGigaFiber service.

Reliance Jio Offers Complimentary 1 GB Data with Purchase of Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate

September 7, 2018

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), is now offering subscribers 1 GB free data if they have purchased a Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate. This offer is introduced in celebration of Reliance Jio’s second anniversary, which was on September 5, 2018. Subscribers can avail of the offer, which is valid till September 30, 2018, via the MyJio app.

Details of the free 1 GB data offer

To avail of the offer, subscribers must have an empty wrapper of a Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate. This chocolate is available for a price as low as INR 5. Other Cadbury chocolates, which can be used to avail of the offer, are Dairy Milk Roast Almond, Dairy Milk Crackle, Dairy Milk Lickables, and Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut.

How to avail of the free 1GB data offer

To avail of the Jio offer, subscribers need to visit the MyJio mobile app on their smart-phones.

On the MyJio app, subscribers must tap on a banner on the homescreen, which highlights the free data offer. The MyJio app will redirect them to another screen where the ‘Participate Now’ button must be tapped. Subscribers must then scan the barcode of the empty Dairy Milk chocolate wrapper. After this, the free data will be credited to the subscriber’s MyJio account within seven to eight working days from the date they have redeemed the offer

Terms and conditions of the free 1GB data offer

The free 1 GB of data is being offered as an additional benefit over and above the subscribers’ regular entitlement of data.

According to the terms and conditions of this new Reliance Jio offer, the free 1GB data can be availed of through Cadbury Dairy Milk wrappers that have varying costs of INR 5, INR 10, INR 20, INR 40, and INR 100.

However, if the original Dairy Milk chocolate is not -garners-more-than-16-million-subscribers/”>Reliance Jio subscribers have the option of availing the free 1 GB data on their own accounts or transferring the free data to another Reliance Jio contact. Moreover, only one empty Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate wrapper can be used to redeem free 1 GB data per registered Reliance Jio account.

Reliance Jio has also offered a third option to subscribers, wherein they may donate the free data to an NGO named Pratham Foundation. This will help facilitate e-learning in far-flung areas of India.

Summary: Reliance Jio offers subscribers free 1GB data with a purchase of Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate. This is offered to celebrate the telecom company’s second year anniversary, which was on September 5, 2018.

Nita Ambani Visits Flood-affected Regions of Kerala to Offer Support and Reassurance

August 31, 2018

Reliance Foundation Chairperson, Nita Ambani, has visited Kerala to get a first-hand look at the flood-ravaged regions. Reliance Foundation, under her leadership, is spearheading relief and rescue operations in the state. Ambani undertook this visit to understand the precise needs of the devastated people and facilitate long-term rehabilitation efforts.

Donations of Reliance Foundation

Reliance Foundation has donated INR 21 crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to aid the flood-affected victims of Kerala. Additionally, relief materials worth INR 50 crore have been distributed among the victims.

Efforts of the Reliance Foundation team

On August 14, 2018, Reliance Foundation deployed a team of 30 people to undertake rescue work. The Reliance Foundation Information Services worked in coordination with the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) to conduct rescue and relief operations through its toll-free helpline. More than 1,600 people have been successfully rescued as a result.

Reliance Foundation undertook field operations in six districts of Kerala, which are Idukki, Ernakulam, Alappuzha, Wayanad, Thrissur, and Pathanamthitta. The aim was to provide materials, which were immediately required by 160 relief camps operated by the government. This was facilitated through Reliance Retail, which supplied glucose, ready-to-eat foods, and sanitary napkins. In addition to this, around 70,000 people in these areas were given utensil kits, clothing kits, and ration kits.

Realizing the possibility of an epidemic outbreak, Reliance Foundation also supplied medicines to the state government for district authorities, conducted several livestock camps in Alappuzha and Wayanad districts, and set up medical camps in Wayanad.

Pallipad is one of the worst affected villages in the Alappuzha district, with a population of 24,640. Reliance Foundation is currently supporting 3,500 families by providing cloth kits. This is being done in close coordination with the local government representatives in the village.

Across the six affected districts, Reliance Foundation is supporting a family for a period of 15 days with dry ration kits, providing a family of three with bedding kits, and helping a family to restart their kitchen with a utensil kit along with sanitary kits to disinfect and clean the houses. Going forward, Reliance Foundation is also working closely with the community to identify and rebuild critical infrastructure such as schools.

Words of Nita Ambani

In Kerala, Nita Ambani assured the displaced citizens with timely relief and asked them to keep the faith. She stated that Reliance Foundation is committed to helping them in this time of need and crisis. Showing solidarity, Ambani stated that Reliance Foundation is going to help rebuild Kerala and help the state overcome the calamity. Ambani further stated that Kerala, also known as ‘God’s Own Country,’ would soon regain its former grandeur.

A visit to the flood-ravaged regions of Kerala helped Nita Ambani understand the precise needs of the displaced people. Ambani also met Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and pledged to help build critical infrastructure and facilitate long-term rehabilitation operations.

Summary: Nita Ambani has visited the flood-affected areas of Kerala to offer reassurance and support to the devastated people. Reliance Foundation has donated INR 21 crore and deployed a team to help the relief and rescue operations in the state.