Since its launch in March 2020, the PM Cares Fund has been the subject of a polarising debate in India. While the Narendra Modi government claims that the fund is an effective tool to provide Covid relief, its critics argue that it is not very transparent. There are also other problems such as suspect donation and spending patterns. As of October, limited information is publicly available about the fund and how it is run. Red flags are aplenty.
In this video, Meghnad S explains what the PM Cares Fund is all about, why it's controversial, and why there is an urgent need to make it more transparent.
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