Government Launches Online Tool To Monitor Foreign Funding Of NGOs
This web-based tool enables decision-makers in various departments of the government to scrutinise source of foreign funds and their actual use in India, an official statement said.
There are approximately 25,000 active NGOs and other organisations registered under the FCRA. Foreign contributions worth Rs 18,065 crore were received by such organisations for various social, cultural, economic, educational and religious activities during financial year 2016-17.
It will, therefore, help the stakeholders in the government to better regulate acceptance and utilisation of foreign contributions, it added.
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