Over 28,000 Crore received by NGOs in three years

Thursday, 30 December 2010, 18:32 Hrs
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New Delhi: More than 28,000 crore was received by several non-government organisations in the country from foreign nations between 2005 and 2008.

In reply to an RTI query, the Home Ministry said a total of 28,878 crore was given to 56,362 NGOs and self help groups under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976.

A highest of 11,336.97 crore was given to 18,996 NGOs during 2006-07 followed by 9,663.46 crore to 18,796 and 7,877.57 crore to 18,570 association in 2007-08 and 2005-06 respectively, it said.

"The information regarding foreign contribution received by the registered Associations for the year 2008-09 is being compiled," the reply said.

As per norms, an NGO can receive grant under foreign contribution by either obtaining prior permission from the Central Government or by registering the association under FCRA.
Source: PTI
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