Maharashtra CM fund receives Rs 342 cr in donations till mid-May; Rs 23 cr spent on COVID-19, Rs 55 cr on migrant fare, reveals RTI query
The Chief Minister's COVID-19 Relief Fund in Maharashtra received Rs 342 crore in donations till around mid-May, of which Rs 23.82 crore had been spent on controlling the virus's spread while Rs 55.20 crore went towards facilitating the journey of migrant workers to their home states, an RTI query has revealed
The Amara Raja group also offered Rs one crore for the Telangana CM Relief Fund in the government's efforts against the deadly virus.
Assam floods: Akshay Kumar donates Rs 2 cr to CM Relief Fund, rescue operation in Kaziranga National Park
Akshay Kumar also encouraged others to contribute to the relief fund set up by Assam's CM Sarbananda Sonowal.
The sanction of Rs eight lakh from Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund for a dance troupe's visit to Thailand has sparked a row with the opposition questioning the BJP-led government's "priorities."
With Jammu & Kashmir seeing the worst floods in decades and lakhs of people still stranded and desperate for help, state governments across the nation have stepped up efforts to pledge support and aid to the flood-ravaged valley. The latest to offer help are Jammu and Kashmir's neighbours Punjab and Haryana.