Licences of 4,842 NGOs cancelled in 2017: Govt tells LS

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The licences of 4,842 NGOs were cancelled by the Government in 2017 for violation of various provisions of the law, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Every person who is registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010, and receives foreign contribution has to adhere to the provisions of the FCRA and the rules made there under, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said in his reply to a written question.

The licences of 4,842 NGOs have been cancelled in 2017 for violation of various provisions of the FCRA, he said.

The government had earlier said that the registrations of 18,868 NGOs were cancelled by the home ministry between 2011 and 17 for violating laws.

It had also said foreign funding to Indian NGOs has come down drastically from Rs 17,773 crore in 2015-16 to Rs 6,499 crore in 2016-17.

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