Over 14,800 foreign-funded NGOs de-registered in last 5 yrs: Govt

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The government in the last five years has de-registered over 14,800 NGOs which were registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) and had been receiving funds from abroad, the Lok Sabha was told on Tuesday (July 16).

Replying to a written question, Union minister of state for home Nityanand Rai said the registrations were cancelled because the NGOs committed violations of the provisions of the FCRA.

Rai also said ₹16,894.37 crore foreign contribution has been received by various NGOs in 2017-18, ₹15,343.15 crore foreign contribution was received by them in 2016-17 and ₹17,803.21 crore in 2015-16.