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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Donate for Kosi Flood Relief

Donate for Kosi Flood Relief - Bihar Chief Minister's Relief Fund

Government of Bihar

Appeal for contribution to

The flood water of river Kosi has inundated vast areas of Supaul, Madhepura & Araria districts of Bihar and is spreading into adjoining districts of Purnea and Saharsa.

It has created unprecedented havoc in the lives of people and destroyed vast property. Please contribute generously towards the Chief Minister Relief Fund, Bihar.

Contributions received will be used to carry out relief operations and rehabilitation of those affected by the floods.

Contributions made to CHIEF MINISTER RELIEF FUND shall qualify for 100% exemption from income-tax under section 80G(2) (iii)(hf) of the Income-Tax Act.

Contributions can be sent by Cheque or Bank Draft in the name of CHIEF MINISTER RELIEF FUND payable at Patna.

Funds can also be sent by electronic transfer into the account of

State Bank of India,
Account Number: 10839124928
Branch: Patna Secretariat, Bihar.

The cheques/bank drafts may be sent to the following address:

Chief Minister Secretariat
4, Deshratna Marg,
Pin 800001

Telephone no: 0612-2222430, 2217793

Chief Minister Relief Fund

Pass on the message.

Copy the code above and post on your blog/website.

You can also send in your contributions, material or financial, for Bihar flood relief through the following:

1. Goonj

2. Indian Red Cross Society

3. Oxfam

4. Prayaas

5. Prime Minister's National Relief Fund [e-Deposit | Form]

6. ActionAid


बिहार कोसी बाढ said...

Dear, you are displaying Bihar Government official print advertisement, It is a good idea but you should also give some links, sources and contacts who are directly involved in relief work.
Government machinery always do the things in their style and everyone knows it.
If you want then you can extract some information from
Your some old friends are running campaign for Bihar Kosi Flood victims. I hope you are also doing the same at your level best.

Soumyadip said...

Ajit: I know that a lot of people out there are making a commendable effort towards providing relief to the flood victims. But there is also an issue of authenticity, therefore I couldn't rush on a linking spree.

You are right that I should put put up more options for people to donate for the cause. I'm updating the post. And I put up the Bihar Government's ad because after all the government is the most powerful force in such crisis situations and we should try to further empower it.