Mangaluru, Mar 27, 2020: Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel has released Rs 1 crore from his MP local area development (MPLAD) fund towards measures to combat novel coronavirus in the district.
Rajya Sabha MP Oscar Fernandes had also granted Rs 1 crore from his MPLAD fund for efforts to fight covid-19 in his home district of Udupi.
Meanwhile, the South Canara district central cooperative (SCDCC) bank has also decided to donate Rs 1 crore to help the efforts of the state and central governments in the battle against the virus.
Bank president M N Rajendra Kumar, in a statement said the Karnataka state cooperative apex bank also will contribute Rs 50 lakh towards efforts to check the spread of the disease.
The employees of SCDCC Bank will donate a day’’s salary and the Navodaya grama vikas charitable trust will donate masks worth Rs 50,000, he said.