PM Cares Fund Crosses $1 Billion: Know Who All Donated & How Much?

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 NameAmount Donated
1.Akshay KumarRs 25 crore
2.Bahubali Actor Prabhas Rs 4 crore
3.Virat KohliRs 3 crore
4.Pawan KalyanRs 2 crore
5.Allu ArjunRs 1.5 crore
6.Ajith KumarRs 1.30 crore
7.ChiranjeeviRs 1 crore
8.Mahesh BabuRs 1 crore
9.Vicky KaushalRs 1 crore
10.Kartik AryanRs 1 crore
11.Rohit SharmaRs 80 lakhs
12.Ram Charan TejaRs 70 lakhs
13.Sachin TendulkarRs 55 lakhs
14.Varun DhawanRs 55 lakhs
15.Suresh RainaRs 52 lakhs
16.Kapil SharmaRs 50 lakhs
17.Kangana RanautRs 25 lakhs
18.Lata MangeshkarRs 25 lakhs
19.Raj KundraRs 21 lakhs
20.PV SindhuRs 10 lakhs
21.MS DhoniRs 1 lakh

S.No.Other AgenciesAmount Donated
1.Tata GroupRs 1000 crore
2.Azim Premji Foundation Rs 1000 crore
3.Tata TrustRs 500 crore
4.Indian RailwaysRs 151 crore
5.Vedanta ResourcesRs 100 crore
6.Hero CyclesRs 100 crore
7.Bajaj GroupRs 100 crore
8.Sun PharmaRs 25 crore
9.Red Cross SocietyRs 5.5 crore
10.Reliance IndustriesRs 5 crore
11.PaytmRs 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.

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