Foreign funds to NGOs- Why better scrutiny is needed FCRA Report 2008-09

Countries where contributions in  2008-09 have increased significantly as compared to the previous year are: U.S.  17%, Germany 14%, Netherland 24%, Belgium 24% and U.A.E. 86%.

Note that except for UAE  countries above belong to the West read as the Christian world.

Media reports indicate that some  countries in the Middle East notably Saudi Arabia made large remittances to  India  (  Barring UAE the contributions are not reflected above.

So either contributions are not  coming or are coming through the hawala route.

Contributions from top 15 donors  increased by 55% to Rs 4,394 crs.

Largest donors were World Vision  USA Rs 706 crs, Gospel for Asia Inc USA 596 crs, Fundacion Vicente Ferrer,  Barcelona, Spain 459 crs, Shyam Shyam Dham Samiti India Rs 359 crs, Action Aid  International Rs 228 crs and Fundacion Vicente Ferrer, Spain Rs 241 crs.

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