Odisha struggles to rebuild and gradually recoups from the disastrous cyclone, here’s how you can help the affected families.
Donations to the Chief Minister Relief Fund are completely income tax free under Section 80 (G) of Income Tax Act, 1961.
In the aftermath of Cyclone Fani, one of the worst cyclones to hit India’s eastern coastline, Odisha has proved that it is one of the most disaster-ready states in the world. After more than a million people were evacuated into 9,000 shelters within 24 hours, the state is presently preparing to rebuild itself.
Relief and restoration work are underway to provide vital facilities like water supply, electricity, and mobile connectivity.
Several citizens and organisations have come forward to help the state get back to normalcy. While food tech startup Zomato has teamed up with Feeding India, a not-for-profit organisation, to deliver meals and basic amenities to the affected families, entities such as Kalinga Swaraj Foundation has pitched for contribution to the Odisha Chief Minister Relief Fund on crowdsourcing platform Milaap.
You can donate online directly to the Odisha Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. There is the option to write a cheque or a bank draft in favour of “Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, Odisha”, payable at Bhubaneswar, with the following mailing address:
Additional Secretary to Government
Chief Minister’s Relief Fund
General Administration & Public Grievance Department
Odisha Secretariat, Bhubaneswar-751001
Details of Bank Account
S B Account No.
State Bank of India Secretariat Branch Bhubaneswar
ICICI Bank Chandrasekharpur Bhubaneswar
HDFC Bank Jaydev Vihar Branch Bhubaneswar
On behalf of FNPO we appeal to our colleagues to donate generously to Odisha Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund.
General Secretary NUPM&MTS