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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made donations for various causes and programmes totalling more than Rs103 crore so far, including proceeds from auctions as well as from his personal savings, said a person familiar with the matter.

On such instance was when Modi donated Rs2.25 lakh towards the initial corpus of the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund. The fund was set up in March to “deal with emergency or distress situations such as the coronavirus pandemic".

Modi has also made contributions to other causes supported by him and funds set up by him, including the Girl Child Education, Clean Ganga Mission and the welfare of underprivileged, said the person mentioned above.

In 2019, Modi donated Rs21 lakh from his personal savings to the corpus fund for the welfare of sanitation workers of Kumbh Mela, the person said.

On receiving the Seoul Peace Prize in South Korea last year, he had immediately announced that the entire prize money of Rs1.3 crore would go towards the Namami Gange project to help clean the River Ganga.

Recently, an auction of mementoes received by Modi after assuming office as prime minister garnered Rs3.40 crore, which was also donated to the Namami Gange project.

Another auction sometime ago of gifts he received fetched Rs8.35 crore, which was again earmarked for the Namami Gange Mission.

In his role as chief minister of Gujarat, Modi had donated Rs21 lakh from personal savings for educating daughters of state government officials. Modi had also raised Rs89.96 crore by auctioning all the gifts he received as chief minister and donated this to the Kanya Kelavani Fund. The money was spent on the education of girl children, through the scheme.

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