In order to lend a helping hand to Government of Karnataka’s flood relief program, many of the corporate companies has contributed to the KSDMA.
By Archita Chakraborty
Karnataka State Development Management Authority (KSDMA) has received Rs. 27 Crore in tota since Augustl in the form of Corporate Social Responsibility. Bu the fund is still not released. The companies that have donated for this cause include Reliance, Toyota and Honda. A meeting will be conducted on November 22; by the State level Executive Committee of the KSDMA and a decision will be taken.
The total number of districts severely affected by the floods stand at 25. Belagavi, Bagalkot, Kalburgi, Yadgiri, Raichur are some of the highly affected districts.
Antrix Corporation Limited, a commercial wing of ISRO donated Rs. 50 lakhs for the flood affected areas in Karnataka as part of the CSR funds, were released in the presence of Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa. Other than providing space products, Antrix is also involved in sustainable development initiatives.
K. Umapati , Joint Secretary of KSDMA said, “We are trying our best to help the affected Taluks. It is the duty of the Deputy Commissioners of each of the districts to allocate the amount that is transferred to them by the KSDMA and see to that it is implemented properly.”
Chief Minister’s Relief Fund has so far collected Rs. 3,34,77,66,046. The Personal Assistant of the Chief Minister told The Softcopy, “The relief fund from the Karnataka Government and the Central Government is not enough. So we opened the CSR and also the CMRF to help them.”
He added, “Anybody can donate to the CMRF via Google Pay or Paytm.”