Foreign aid to NGOs up 14% since 2019-20 despite curbs | India News – Times of India

 Foreign aid to NGOs up 14% since 2019-20 despite curbs | India News - Times of India

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs informed this on Tuesday. Lok Sabha that foreign contributions totaling Rs.55,742 crore were received by 13,520 associations or NGOs across the country during the three-year period from 2019-20 to 2021-22.
In comparison, NGOs received foreign funding of Rs 48,785 crore in the three-year period from 2016-17 to 2018-19, according to past Home Ministry responses. ParliamentDespite the tightening of scrutiny, transparency and accountability norms for foreign funding through extensive amendments to the Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act in 2020, it was a 14 percent increase in foreign receipts by NGOs. Translates.
Junior Home Minister Nityanand RoyA total of 1,615 applications for registration, he said in his written reply to a Lok Sabha question FCRA were received from NGOs in 2021 and 2022. Of these, 722 applications were approved and 225 rejected till 14 December 2023.
“The denial of these applications was due to non-fulfilment of eligibility criteria as per the provisions of FCRA, 2010 and rules made thereunder,” Rai added.

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