29 March 2020 – Established a trust to receive public donations

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Wage and income support
Sectors Involved: Emergency government
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Government of India has set up a public charitable trust called “Prime Minister”s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund” (PM CARES Fund)”.

Donations will go toward dealing with the pandemic and providing relief to the affected.

Prime Minister Modi is the Chairman of this trust and its Members include Defence Minister, Home Minister and Finance Minister. The fund will enable micro-donations.
Full details here: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1608953