Bengaluru, 13th May 2020: Government of Karnataka’s Rural Development And Panchayat Raj Department (RDPR) has thanked Paytm for sending across masks for its workforce and has specially tweeted to appreciate this gesture. Paytm, India’s leading digital payments and financial services company has sent over 10,000 face masks to supports the frontline workers fighting COVID-19 in the state.
Paytm is in the process of sending out 4 lakh masks and 10 lakh hygiene products to the offices of the Government of India, Army, CRPF, Police, Hospitals, Municipal bodies, and District Magistrates. These authorities would distribute them to the personnel working in the frontline to help control the outspread. Apart from Karnataka Government, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, CRPF Jammu, National Human Commission Assam, and Hyderabad Police have also tweeted from their official handles to thank Paytm for its efforts.
The company is aiming to deliver supplies to many other states including UP, Haryana, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Goa, and Madhya Pradesh in the coming days.
Paytm has launched a host of initiatives to join the fight against novel coronavirus. It has revamped its app’s UI with ‘Stay at Home Essential Payments’. The new design has streamlined payments such as mobile & DTH recharge, electricity, water, gas, credit card, insurance premium among others which millions of Indians are now conveniently paying from their home.
When the government launched the PM-CARES fund, the company joined the noble cause by aiming to raise Rs. 500 crore with the support of its users. Also under ‘Feed My City’ initiative, Paytm is providing meals to daily wage earners in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad & Noida in association with KVN Foundation. The company is requesting fellow citizens to support these initiatives by donating through their Paytm app.