#Coronavirus: PM Modi Appeals Every Indian To Donate; Tata Sons Pledge Rs 1500 Cr, Ola Will Give Rs 20 Cr To Drivers
Coronavirus outbreak has now reached the third stage in India, by far the most dangerous. The number of infected patients is now 819, and the death toll stands at 19. The numbers are rising every day and in huge multiples.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has created a micro donation fund for all citizens to do their bit and contribute as much as they want as per their capacity.
Contributions have already started flooding in with people donating as per their ability, from the common man to the Akshay Kumar, the Tata Group and the CEO of Ola.
Prime Minister Creates Fund For Coronavirus; Asks Citizens To Donate
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has created a micro-donation fund for people to contribute as and how they liked to help the patients infected and affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.
The Prime Minister tweeted, “People from all walks of life expressed their desire to donate to India”s war against Covid-19. Respecting that spirit, the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund has been constituted. This will go a long way in creating a healthier India.”
Citizens and organisations can go to the website pmindia.gov.in and donate to PM CARES Fund using following details:
Name of the Account : PM CARES
Account Number : 2121PM20202
IFSC Code : SBIN0000691
SWIFT Code : SBININBB104
Name of Bank & Branch : State Bank of India, New Delhi Main Branch
UPI ID : [email protected]
Following modes of payments are available on the website pmindia.gov.in –
- Debit Cards and Credit Cards
- Internet Banking
- UPI (BHIM, PhonePe, Amazon Pay, Google Pay, PayTM, Mobikwik, etc.)
Donations to this fund will be exempted from income tax under section 80(G).
It is my appeal to my fellow Indians,— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 28, 2020
Kindly contribute to the PM-CARES Fund. This Fund will also cater to similar distressing situations, if they occur in the times ahead. This link has all important details about the fund. https://t.co/enPvcqCTw2
Reports have also revealed that popular Bollywood star, Akshay Kumar has also contributed towards this funding.
Tata Group Donates Rs 1,500 Crore to Fight Coronavirus Pandemic
Tata Trusts chairman Ratan Tata took to Twitter to announce that Rs 1,500 crore will be donated to help the country fight the Coronavirus.
This money will be used towards personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical personnel on the frontlines, respiratory systems for treating increasing number of COVID-19 cases, testing kits to per capital testing, setting up modular treatment facilities for infected patients, knowledge management and training of health workers and the general public.
Additionally, another Rs. 1000 crore will be donated to support and related work as well.
OLA CEO To Donate His Annual Salary, Company To Donate Rs. 20 Crore For Drivers
Ola CEO and co-founder Bhavish Aggarwal has also joined the band, declaring that he will forgo his salary for one year. Also, the company will be donating Rs. 20 crore for the fund as well.
Ola’s app has also launched a ‘Driver the Driver Fund’ initiative, wherein the online cab hailing platform will be raising Rs. 50 crore by asking money from the crowd for Ola’s auto-rickshaw, cab, kaali-peeli and taxi drivers.