Due to the massive outbreak of COVID-19, our government of India started an initiative of the PM Cares Fund, where people from throughout India are invited to make contributions. People from all over India whether affluent, medium, or poor participated in a huge number and donated as much as they could to help the people fighting against COVID-19. Lots and lots of celebrities, millionaires, ministers donated a handsome amount for this initiative and till now also people are contributing.
Can we have a guess around how much money has been accumulated in the PM Cares Fund till now and how much has been contributed by our beloved celebrities? Let’s have a quick look around:
|S.No.||Celebrity Name||Amount Donated|
|1.||Akshay Kumar||Rs 25 crore|
|2.||Bahubali Actor Prabhas||Rs 4 crore|
|3.||Virat Kohli||Rs 3 crore|
|4.||Pawan Kalyan||Rs 2 crore|
|5.||Allu Arjun||Rs 1.5 crore|
|6.||Ajith Kumar||Rs 1.30 crore|
|7.||Chiranjeevi||Rs 1 crore|
|8.||Mahesh Babu||Rs 1 crore|
|9.||Vicky Kaushal||Rs 1 crore|
|10.||Kartik Aryan||Rs 1 crore|
|11.||Rohit Sharma||Rs 80 lakhs|
|12.||Ram Charan Teja||Rs 70 lakhs|
|13.||Sachin Tendulkar||Rs 55 lakhs|
|14.||Varun Dhawan||Rs 55 lakhs|
|15.||Suresh Raina||Rs 52 lakhs|
|16.||Kapil Sharma||Rs 50 lakhs|
|17.||Kangana Ranaut||Rs 25 lakhs|
|18.||Lata Mangeshkar||Rs 25 lakhs|
|19.||Raj Kundra||Rs 21 lakhs|
|20.||PV Sindhu||Rs 10 lakhs|
|21.||MS Dhoni||Rs 1 lakh|
|S.No.||Other Agencies||Amount Donated|
|1.||Tata Group||Rs 1000 crore|
|2.||Azim Premji Foundation||Rs 1000 crore|
|3.||Tata Trust||Rs 500 crore|
|4.||Indian Railways||Rs 151 crore|
|5.||Vedanta Resources||Rs 100 crore|
|6.||Hero Cycles||Rs 100 crore|
|7.||Bajaj Group||Rs 100 crore|
|8.||Sun Pharma||Rs 25 crore|
|9.||Red Cross Society||Rs 5.5 crore|
|10.||Reliance Industries||Rs 5 crore|
|11.||Paytm||Rs 5 crore|
- Apart from all this, Rs 4,308.3 crore was donated by government agencies and staff, out of which Rs 438.8 crore was deducted as one-day’s salary of government employees.
- Rs 5,369.6 crore has been donated by private companies, industry bodies, and social organizations as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds.
- The relief fund is also open to foreign funding and Rs 22 crore has been pledged by two foreign companies, Fairfax Financial Holdings and Russia’s state-owned defense exports company, Rosoboronexport.
- The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) spent Rs 3,009.6 crore on masks, cooked meals, dry ration, PPE, sanitizers, medical equipment and supplies, and medical facilities.
According to an analysis by IndiaSpend, Rs 9,677.9 crore ($1.27 billion) has been donated to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) fund for COVID-19 relief since March 28, 2020. An additional Rs 2,098.2 crore has been pledged to the relief fund and Rs 7,855 crore has also been donated from several government sources, the report mentioned.