How Effective are Socio-Economic Programs of NGOs?

Parthasarathy, Vimala (2012) How Effective are Socio-Economic Programs of NGOs? Southern Economist, 51 (2). pp. 50-58. ISSN 0038·4046

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Data available on the size, distribution of activities and funding of Indian NGDs have thrown up some interesting facts. According to the NGD database of the Planning Corn mission, Government of India. 2004, the majority of Indian NGOs funded b' the government are small SIZt)d NGOs with annual budgets 01 less than Hs. 500,000 a year (Hs. 48 equivalent to 1 US $). Out ot tile total number of 5146 reporting NGDs in India in 2004, as many as 3915 were small sizer! NOOs with annual buelgets between Hs. 100,000 500,000 (Kudva 2005). Accordinq to Kudva, the majority of NGOs (40%) are engaged in rural development activities. Indian NGDs receive funding either from domestic or international sources. The Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCHA) governs the flow of funds from international sources. Both the number ~)f NOOs reqistered under FCRA ana the arnoum of Ioreiqn . contributions have increased over the years irorn 1993-94 to 2002-03 - the number' of NGOs registered under FCRA from 15039 to 25404 and the amount of contribution receiveo from Rs 18 billion to Rs. 50 billion. (Source: records of the Ministry of Home Affairs).

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Subjects: Research > Research Center - Technical
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