Narendra Modi Urges Nation To Contribute To PM-CARES Fund (Photo Credit: PTI)
The Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund was constituted on Saturday to help those who are in distress due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and urged his fellow Indians to contribute to the PM-CARES Fund. He further added that the fund will also cater to similar distressing situations if they occur in the times ahead. "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. People from all walks of life can donate to this fund," PM Modi said.
"The PM-CARES Fund accepts micro-donations too. It will strengthen disaster management capacities & encourage research on protecting citizens. Let us leave no stone unturned to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations," he added. According to Prime Minister’s official website, the PMO has been receiving spontaneous and innumerable requests for making generous donations to support the government in the wake of this emergency.
Prime Minister is the Chairman of this trust and its Members include Defence Minister, Home Minister and Finance Minister.
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 : pmcares@sbi
Following modes of payments are available on the website pmindia.gov.in -
Debit Cards and Credit Cards
UPI (BHIM, PhonePe, Amazon Pay, Google Pay, PayTM, Mobikwik, etc.)
Donations to this fund will be exempted from income tax under section 80(G).