Role of NGOs in India

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What is an NGO :-

  • A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) is a legally established organization, which works independently from any government.
  • NGOs work for the good causes like eradicating poverty, providing education etc. They are Non Profit Organizations, that means they do not get profits out of their organizations.
  • Govt gives grants worth crores to Non-Governmental Organizations. They receive funds from people and from foreign  countries too.

Positive Side :-

  • A lot of NGOs are working on the areas where government is not doing much. For example Goonj NGO is providing clothes and other basic amenities to millions of poor. Many such kind of organizations are giving quality education to street children, providing water facility in the remotest areas along with many other good causes.
  • With the help of these organizations, development programs can happen faster and efficiently. And this will help the government a lot.
  • In many cases, government is working with NGOs to solve local problems.

Negative Side :-

  • Though India has more than 30 lakh NGOs as of 2017, only approx 3 lakh organizations are submitting the financial accounts. Govt’s funds to NGOs are not accounted and audited. This is resulting in misuse of funds and fake Non-Governmental Organizations.
  • If NGOs really working well, all the social challenges in India would have eliminated by now. Forget eliminating problems, there is no satisfactory development in India according to HDI (Human Development Index) report.

Facts :-

  • Supreme court ordered Central Government to audit Non-Governmental Organizations and to terminate the licenses of organizations that are not submitting their financial accounts.
  • India has vast no. of NGO compared to other countries.
  • The no. of NGOs increased in the time of 1960s as people felt that the government projects are not contributing in developing of deprived sections of India.
  • International NGOs started around the year 1839. After the establishment of ‘United Nations Organization’ in the year 1945, the phrase ‘Non Government Organizations’ became popular.

Conclusion :-         

                NGOs are a boon to any developing country, but only if they are audited and supervised by Govt. If government takes steps on fake organizations, genuine organizations will get sufficient funds, thereby can help in the development of India.
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6 comments

  1. in my opinion NGOs are good for every country.As they work for betterment of people and they are free from government. As we see many time the govt. also need help of NGOs to do surveys and other work. But there are some disadvantages of NGOs first NGOs can be used in to convert black money into ehite money as we know many businessmen have their own NGOs they can invest in NGOs any time because many NGOs don’t do audits. second is that NGOs recieve money from foreign countries also as that organisation can be involved in wrong business.

  2. I am very glad to you that you give me chance to write my opinion on NGO . First of all I have to know what is NGO NGO is non governmental organizations which do not work under the pressure of government or free from government . NGO basically known for helping people who are physically challenged or the old people who don’t get support from his family. Also in every sector NGO where government do not take care .
    But there some concs because as we see data according to 2017 there are 17. Lakh NGO but only 3 lakh who show his financial account. NGO is funded by people , foreign country. But some make misuses of fund. If we solve this problem then it must we best organizations.

  3. In my point of view NGO is a legally organisation whose is two side advantage and disadvantage.
    NGO is working many aspect like education areas, providing healthy life.in present time 25000NGO is working whole India and biggest NGO organisation goong organisation.ngo whose is so good working for this govt ,people and foreign countries help them so according to me NGO is good organisation.

  4. As my all friends share very good points on this topic and I am also adding my opinion, in my point of view as we know that every topic has two part advantage and disadvantage, the people who need help, education and many others, NGO is very good way to help him. The person who help them, they become the part of NGO but some NGO are invest the money many others not its field, It’s independent of government, NGO — Non Governmental Organization It’s my opinion.

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