The country is fighting the Corona virus. On different fronts. But there is a very important thing in this fight. Money. The government has already released the fund. Many people have also come forward. For help. From corporate to a few celebrities. People of India are donating money according to their country and outside the country. But many people want to help, but are asking how to do?
One of our readers of India living in USA asked,
We want to help the COVID-19 affected of India from here. I have donated to PM CARES Fund, but there are many people in my circle who do not have an account from India. That is why they are not able to donate to the Direct PM CARES Fund. Because of this, they are giving donations on the website of GiveIndia.
In what ways can I donate?
From the above question it seems that there is a confusional atmosphere. Although all kinds of companies and NGOs run campaigns for donation, but not everyone can be trusted. Your money should reach the right place, it is very important. We tell you these ways you can help from India or outside India:
- PM CARES Fund
- Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund
- On MyGov.in
- Chief Minister’s Relief Fund
- GiveIndia’s website
- PM CARES Fund
This is the right place for donation, because the government has started it for COVID-19 and any kind of disaster. It has been formed like a trust, whose chairman will be the Prime Minister and members will also be Defense Minister, Home Minister and Finance Minister. PM Modi himself gave information about this. He tweeted:
People from across the country have expressed their desire to cooperate in the fight against COVID-19. In recognition of this sentiment, Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund has been formed. This will prove to be very effective in building a healthy India. My appeal to the countrymen is that they please come forward to contribute to PM CARES Fund. It can be used even in the event of any such disaster. All important details about the fund are given in this link.
How can donate?
pmindia.gov.in You can donate these details by going to-
Account Name: PM CARES
Account Number: 2121PM20202
IFSC Code: SBIN0000691
SWIFT Code: SBININBB104
Bank Name and Branch: State Bank of India (SBI), New Delhi Main Branch
UPI ID: pmcares @ sbi
You can donate through your Debit Card, Credit Card, Internet Banking, Bhima (BHIM), Phone Pay, Amazon Pay, Google Pay, Paytm, Mobivik.
Common people have given money in this fund. Also, Akshay Kumar has given 25 crores, IAS Association 21 lakhs, Varun Dhawan 30 lakhs, Sports Authority of India coach Sharad Kumar has given one lakh rupees. T-series has also given Rs 11 crore. There will be exemption from tax on donation.
- Prime Minister National Relief Fund (PMNRF)
There is already another fund named Prime Minister. Of the era of Nehru. Prime Minister National Relief Fund or PM National Relief Fund. It was built in 1948. The aim was to help people migrated from Pakistan. Now the resources of this fund are mostly used to help the families of those killed in natural disasters.
Apart from this, it is also helped in cases of heart surgery, kidney transplant, cancer treatment and acid attack. This completely runs the people’s donations and no money is put into it from the government. There is also a tax rebate. Money can also be given in this fund regarding Corona.
How can donate?
Cash, check or demand draft can be sent to PMO in South Block.
Cash, check or demand draft can be given at any branch of 26 fixed banks in the name of PMNRF.
Money can also be given on the website of pmnrf.gov.in. Money can also be given from BHIM / UPI.
Cricketer Suresh Raina has given a total of Rs 52 lakhs for Corona, out of which 21 lakhs he has given in PMNRF. The rest in PM CARES fund. By the way, if there is a separate PM CARES Fund, there will be more convenience in sending money there.
- On MyGov.in
Chief Minister Relief Fund (CMRF)
There is a Chief Minister Relief Fund in almost every state. For this, you have to go to the site of CM Relief Fund of the state. Many states have specifically issued account numbers for COVID-19. Such as Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Karnataka. We are giving the details of some states. The CMRF details of the states are found on their official website.
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Main Branch, Fort, Mumbai – 400023
Account Number: 39239591720
IFSC Code: SBIN0000300
Branch Code: 00300
Account Number: 39235504967
IFSC Code: SBIN0010236
Bank: State Bank of India
Account Number: 50100333026124
IFSC Code: HDFC0000213
Branch Code: 0213
Branch: Chandigarh, Sector 17-C
- Give India NGO website
To donate at all the above places, your account should be in the country. If you live outside the country, then there will be problem. Apart from the government, many non profit organizations (NGOs) also reach the people. The USA reader mentioned above gave a link to an NGO named Give India, where people are donating money.
This NGO is like an online donation platform, which acts as a link between many large and trusted NGOs and people across the country. Donation is being taken on this NGO’s website. We were told by the NGO that a total of 4 crore rupees have been collected so far and they are also being distributed. These people provide relief across the country with the help of different NGOs.
GiveIndia’s strategy and operations manager Neha Joshi told a media organization,
We are connected to about 1200 NGOs, with the help of which we operate. These NGOs also include large NGOs like Goonj, CRY, Bhoomi, ActionAid, Oxfam. With their help, we are reaching almost the whole country.
On the operation going on behalf of NGO regarding Corona virus, he said,
Our focus on COVID-19 is on three things. First, distribution of ration and sanitary items. Second, trying to provide minimum income every month to the workers who are greatly affected. Third, to provide funds to build health care infrastructure, including wards and hospitals. Our goal is to get money in PM CARES Fund also.
Neha Joshi says that donators can also get a receipt from the website. In addition, they are also given certificates. She says that GiveIndia tells the donors where their money was used and a feedback report is also given for proof about this.
A little background of NGO–
The website of GiveIndia states that this NGO started on April 28, 2000. Its founder is Venkat Krishnan of IIM-Ahmedabad, who thought about this idea in 1999. They wanted a network that would be a link between the helpers and the NGOs working on the ground. These NGOs work on issues related to health, employment, aged, disabled, children’s education, human rights, environment, youth and women empowerment.
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