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MP donates Rs 1 crore for efforts to check COVID-19

Press Trust of India  |  Mangaluru 

Congress Rajya Sabha MP Oscar

Fernandes has granted Rs 1 crore from his MP local area development (MPLAD) fund for the efforts of Udupi district administration against the spread of coronavirus.

Fernandes wrote to Udupi deputy commissioner G Jagadeesha, asking him to release a grant of Rs one crore from his MPLAD fund for schemes in his home district to check covid-19.

The Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation had on Tuesday allowed Members of Parliament to use MPLAD funds for medical testing, screening and other facilities required to fight coronavirus, following request from several MPs.

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First Published: Thu, March 26 2020. 19:52 IST