NGOs have a long history of providing and enabling access to social services for those in need. During the Covid lockdown, which caused a large-scale humanitarian crisis, it was NGOs that came to the rescue by providing relief to migrant workers.
Now, the Narendra Modi government is trying to change the way the NGOs function by passing an amendment to the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act in the parliament.
How will this change to the law affect NGOs? Will it take the government’s war on NGOs to the next level?
Resident parliament nerd Meghnad S explains why NGOs are important, what role they play, and how the latest amendment will affect them and their functioning.
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