Indian PM Modi announces relief fund to fight Covid-19

Sun Online Desk

29th March, 2020 02:01:12 printer

Indian PM Modi announces relief fund to fight Covid-19

 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced the setting up of Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES) and urged people to contribute to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

“People from all walks of life expressed their desire to donate to India’s war against COVID-19,” Modi tweeted.

In another tweet, PM Modi appealed to the citizens, “Kindly contribute to the PM-CARES Fund. This Fund will also cater to similar distressing situations if they occur in the times ahead.”

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Saturday urged all lower house MPs to allocate at least Rs 1 crore each from their local area development funds to authorities in their constituencies to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.


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