Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) has received a total donation of over ₹1,027 crore as of August 31 to help those affected in the flood-hit state. While nearly ₹146 crore has been received through electronic payments, ₹835.86 crore has been received via cash, cheques and RTGS. Meanwhile, donations via mediums like UPI accounted for ₹46 crore.
According to the CMDRF website, Rs 145.88 crore has been received via electronic payments, Rs 46.04 crore via UPI/QR/VPA and Rs 835.86 crore via cash/cheque/RTGS. The electronic payments made through the website, from August 14, reached Rs 134.29 crore, with Rs 44.98 lakh on August 31 alone. The website has also listed out the banks through which the amount was received. To those with concerns about how the government is utilising the funds received so far, the website has a page stating the transparency rules.