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Tamil Nadu Governor allocates funds for fight against COVID-19

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit   | Photo Credit: K. Pichumani

The Governor has allocated ₹1 crore each to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund and the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund from the Governor’s Discretionary Grant

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has allocated ₹1 crore each to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund (CMPRF) from the Governor’s Discretionary Grant, for the fight against COVID-19. The Governor has appealed to people to contribute generously to the PM-CARES Fund and CMPRF to help the needy.

“As a part of shouldering the responsibility along with the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government at this critical situation, the Governor of Tamil Nadu has donated ₹1 crore to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES) and Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund of Tamil Nadu for the control measures of COVID’19 and to provide relief to the affected people of our country from the Discretionary Grants,” said an official release issued by the Raj Bhavan.

The Centre and the Tamil Nadu government have taken a lot of preventive and control measures against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor has already donated his one-month salary to the PM-CARES Fund and one-month salary to CMPRF.

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