The official toll in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir is well over 200 and according to latest estimates, more than 125,000 people have already been rescued from the state. Hundreds more remain homeless and in dire need of food, shelter, medicines and other assistance as rescue and relief operations are on in full swing in the aftermath of what is being described as the worst floods in the state in a century.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a fervent appeal to all citizens to donate generously to the Prime Minister`s National Relief Fund, urging them "to stand shoulder to shoulder with our distressed brothers and sisters in Jammu and Kashmir and be part of the national effort to support them in this hour of crisis."

Pic: Save the Children

For those who may want to support the people and stand in solidarity with them, here are a few options that you can choose from to make financial contributions:

Prime Minister's National Relief Fund

Payment may be made by cheque/draft/cash in the name of "Prime Minister`s National Relief Fund" and sent to the Prime Minister`s Office, South Block, New Delhi-110011. As per directions on the subject the nationalized banks will not charge any commission on preparation of drafts favouring the PMNRF.

Online Contributions can be made through the website of Prime Minister`s Office i.e.

Contributions can also be made directly in the account of Prime Minister`s National Relief Fund at any of the branches of the following banks:

Allahabad Bank, Andhra Bank, Axis Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, Citi Bank, Cooperation Bank, Dena Bank, HDFC bank, ICICI bank, IDBI Bank Limited, Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Punjab and Sind Bank, Punjab National Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, State Bank of India, Syndicate Bank, UCO Bank, Union Bank of India, United Bank of India, Vijaya Bank and Yes Bank Limited.

Contributions can also be sent through Money Orders with no commission chargeable. Contributions to the PMNRF have been notified for 100% deduction from taxable income under Section 80(G) of the Income Tax Act.

Save the Children

Save the Children is an international organisation working for children's rights in 120 countries. In India, it works across 15 states. In flood-hit Kashmir, it is working to extend essential relief to the affected families urgently. Rehabilitation plans also include setting up of Child Friendly Spaces where they aim to provide psycho-social and education support to the affected children.

Donations can be made online through the page:

For offline donations, call 040-4910 0222

SEWA International

Sewa International is a ‘not-for-profit' organization working to promote volunteerism internationally, especially among children, youth, women and energetic senior citizens. It is working with Jammu Kashmir Sahayata Samiti for providing relief to the flood affected.

For Foreign Donations-

Sewa International
Account No.- 10080533326
Jhandewala Extn Branch(Delhi)
State Bank of India
Branch Code- 9371
Swift Code- SBININBB550
IFS Code - SBIN0009371

For Local Donations-
Sewa International
Account No.- 10080533304
Jhandewala Extn Branch(Delhi)
State Bank of India
Branch Code - 9371
Swift Code- SBININBB550
IFS Code - SBIN0009371

CARE India

CARE India, part of the CARE International Confederation, has been working in India for over 60 years, focusing on ending poverty and social injustice amd empowerment of women and girl children.

CARE India is responding to the calamity in Jammu and Kashmir and will reach out to 8000 people with Survival kits, Hygiene kits, Tarpaulin, Mats, Blankets and Solar Lamps.

Donations can be made online through their page:


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