New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) After Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the people to donate one-day salaries to fight novel coronavirus, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that he and all railway employees will donate a total of Rs 151 crore for the PM Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund.
In a tweet, Goyal said: “Following PM Narendra Modiji’s call, I, and Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi, will donate 1 month’s salary each and 13 lakh railway and Public Sector Undertaking employees will donate one day’s salaries, totalling Rs 151 crore, to PM-CARES fund. My grateful thanks to my colleagues and we all pray that our country remains safe and healthy.”
Modi has launched the PM-CARES on Saturday with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation, like the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The Pime Minister is the trust Chairman and its members include Defence Minister, Home Minister and Finance Minister.