In a first, the state government has decided to refund Rs 55.18 lakh from the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) to 97 applicants who claimed they had donated the money by mistake.
Amid the lockdown, people have been exploring interesting ways to help the state government tide over the crisis and fight the spread of Covid-19.
The devaswom used the interest amount received from the fixed deposits from the banks.
We have heard umpteen stories of how common people come forward to extend their hand in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
Professor M K Prasad, the former pro-Vice-Chancellor of Calicut University, may be retired as an academician.
These 43 employees of CompuTech, a private agency in the city which provides coconut pluckers, decided to pay back by contributing to the fund.
The Tibetans residing in the five Tibetan settlements in Karnataka have also undertaken various relief measures, providing food and dry rations to the poor and the vulnerable communities.
The state has to shell out huge sums of money to meet the expense of free ration announced for the people and for other basic facilities.
Making a statement to the effect on the floor of the Assembly, Kumar said the treatment cost will be provided from the chief minister's relief fund.
It was the Puttingal fire tragedy at Kollam that happened about four years ago that inspired Adersh to start contributing a share of his savings to CMDRF.
In one of the most destructive deluge Kerala has seen in a century, over 324 lives have been lost due to excessive rain, landslides and flood. In this moment, Kerala needs all the help it can get.
The SBI has encouraged all its 270,000 staffers to contribute to the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF), and the bank would contribute an equivalent amount.