ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Open Letter to Home Minister-Foreign Funds and Threat to Voluntary Sector

Foreign Funds and Threat to Voluntary Sector DEAR MR GUPTA, I am writing about the urgent need to amend the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). As you know over Rs 2,000 crore comes i n every year from foreign donor agencies for rural development purposes through the FCRA and over 10,000 so- called registered voluntary groups receive this money. With too much money coming in, with no self-discipline or public accountability, with some groups building colossal empires the spirit of voluntccrism is being slowly destroyed. Unless the government steps in with suitable amendments to the FCRA I fear corruption, co-option (by foreign donors) and confusion on a massive scale.

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