PM Modi announces relief fund for corona fight

NEW DELHI: As India grapples with the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced that an “emergency fund” has been constituted as people from all walks of life expressed their desire to donate to the country’s war against COVID-19.
Appealing to fellow Indians, the PM asked citizens to contribute to the ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund’, adding that that it will go a long way in creating a “healthier India”.
“Kindly contribute to the PM-CARES Fund. This Fund will also cater to similar distressing situations, if they occur in the times ahead,” Modi said, sharing the details as to how people can donate.

PM Modi also said that the PM-CARES Fund accepts micro-donations too. “It will strengthen disaster management capacities and encourage research on protecting citizens,” he added.
“Let us leave no stone unturned to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations,” the PM said.

The government said the primary objective of the fund is to deal with any kind of emergency or distress situation, like posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to provide relief to the affected people.
Prime Minister Modi is the chairman of this trust and its other members include defence minister, home minister and finance minister.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Next Post

Set up camps for migrant workers, states told

NEW DELHI: With thousands of migrant workers seeki ng to return to their native places in the wake of lockdown enforced to check the spread of coronavirus, Union home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla has again written to states and union territories to immediately set up relief camps for these workers […]

Subscribe US Now