Kolkata/IBNS: ICICI Bank on Tuesday announced that it has committed Rs. 4 crore to aid the West Bengal government in its efforts to provide relief and assistance in the areas affected by cyclone Amphan.
Of this, the Bank has contributed Rs 3 crore to the West Bengal State Disaster Management Authority.
Further, the Bank has committed to distribute essential food supplies like rice, pulses, oil among others, worth Rs. 1 crore in the districts impacted by the cyclone in the state. These districts are North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Purba Medinipur, Howrah and Hooghly.
Rajiva Sinha, IAS, Chief Secretary, Government of West Bengal accepted the cheque at the State Secretariat, Government of West Bengal, at Nabanna from senior officials of ICICI Bank in the presence of H.K. Dwivedi, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Finance, Government of West Bengal.
Speaking on the initiative, Akash Raghav, Zonal Head – Retail, West Bengal, ICICI Bank said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of West Bengal in this hour of need. We, at ICICI Bank, are committed to assist the people of West Bengal and give them a helping hand to recover from this natural calamity through our humble initiatives as well as in solidarity and partnership with the state government.”