In a bid to help citizens affected by drought, Saraswat Bank, country’s largest urban co-operative bank has announced donation of Rs 1 crore towards drought relief in Maharashtra. The bank recently crossed a total business of Rs 50,000 crore.
The bank has donated Rs 50,00,000 each to the Chief Minister’s Drought Relief Fund, Maharashtra and to the NAAM Foundation, an NGO run by actors Nana Patekar and Makarand Anaspure. The NGO is working to alleviate the impact of drought. Drought is posing serious situation in many parts of the country including Maharashtra where people are reeling under extremely harsh conditions because of scarcity of water.
Vice Chairman of the bank, Gautam E Thakur handed over a cheque of Rs 50,00,000 to Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis. Another cheque of Rs 50,00,000 was handed over to Nana Patekar, Founder, NAAM Foundation by bank’s Director, Kishore Rangnekar.