The appeal comes after some voluntary groups leapt onto the ground, collecting and sending relief materials to the areas hit by the cyclone.

TN CM appeals for donations for rehab work after Cyclone Gaja
news Cyclone Gaja Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 17:04

The gale winds of Cyclone Gaja have wreaked havoc in Tamil Nadu’s delta and coastal districts. Leaving many people homeless and destroying crops and infrastructure, Cyclone Gaja has brought normal life in these regions to a grinding halt. Thanjavur, Pudukottai, Nagapattinam, Dindigul, Tiruvarur, Cuddalore are some of the districts that have suffered major damage due to the calamity.

Over the past few days, people from various quarters have come forward with their contributions to the affected areas to help them get back on their feet. Many volunteer groups have also stepped on to the ground to pitch in with relief materials which are being sent and distributed to the people in the affected regions.

Adding to the existing ways to contribute to the relief and rehabilitation work in the delta regions, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has called for contributions to rebuild the districts affected by Cyclone Gaja.

His appeal, dated November 19, states that Severe cyclonic storm Gaja which hit Nagapattinam district on November 16 has left a trail of destruction in Nagapattinam, Thiruvarur, Thanjavur, Pudukkottai, Dindigul, Sivagangai, Ramanathapuram, Cuddalore, Karur, Trichy etc.

“I appeal to all Public spirited citizens, corporates, Non-governmental organisations and Philanthropists to lend a helping hand to the massive relief and rehabilitation effort launched by the Government by their contribution,” reads the statement of appeal made by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

Donations can be made through the following modes --

  1. Credit and debit card donations can be made using the link https://ereceipt.tn.gov.in/cmprf/cmprf.html
  2. Contributions can be electronically transferred to the following account of the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund (CMPRF).

            Bank: Indian Overseas Bank

            Branch: Secretariat Branch, Chennai- 600009

            SB Account number: 117201000000070

            IFS Code: IOBA0001172

            CMPRF PAN: AAAGC0038F

Contributors who remit the donation online must provide the following details for sending official receipt to claim Income Tax exemption. Name of the contributor, Amount of contribution, Bank and branch, Date of Remittance, transaction reference number, address for communication and e-mail ID.

       3. Contributions can also be made by a crossed cheque or a demand draft (no commission will be made by banks) in favour of the

           The Deputy Secretary to Government and Treasurer,

           Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund,

           Finance Department,

           Government of Tamil Nadu,

           Secretariat,

           Chennai-600009, Tamil Nadu, India.

           Email- dspaycell.findpt@tn.gov.in

Donations from abroad can be made using the SWIFT code IOBAINBB001 Indian Overseas Bank, Central office, Chennai.

Also read: Here's how you can help Cyclone Gaja-affected districts in Tamil Nadu

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