India Inc. donates to relief efforts in Kashmir

New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Saturday said it has received generous donations from India Inc. for carrying out rescue and relief operations in Jammu and Kashmir in the aftermath of the flood calamity in the state.

“The corporate sector is coming forward to extend its support to the flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir,” the PMO said.

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“Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appealed for generous donations towards Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund, to help the people of Jammu and Kashmir in this hour of crisis.”

According to the PMO, the Mahindra & Mahindra Group and Samsung Electronics have donated Rs.2 crores and Rs.3 crores respectively to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund.

Domestic airlines like Jet Airways, GoAir, IndiGo, SpiceJet and Air India have also been making specific contributions to the ongoing relief and rescue operations in Jammu and Kashmir.

Apart from carrying supplies to Srinagar, the airlines have played a crucial role in evacuation and provided medical aid and psychiatric help to the survivors.

Other companies such as BSNL have been working hard to restore communications in the state, while central government and some private organisations’ employees have donated a day’s salary towards the rescue efforts being undertaken in the state.