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Indian NGO Directory

1. Indian NGO Directory

JICA India has launched the ‘Indian NGO Directory', as a platform for engaging multilevel stakeholders that have the following needs with NGOs in India -

  • Looking for a local partner to implement social development projects in India.
  • Looking for local partners to collect data and conduct research for social development activities in India
  • Looking for reliable local partner with a proven record of accomplishment in relation to CSR activities in India.
  • Looking for information on the activities of social development in India and good cases of new initiatives.

2. What is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)?

Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) is a non-profit, citizen-based group that functions independently of government. Most NGOs are registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 or a Public Trust under the Indian Trust Act 1882 or as a Section 8 Company, under the Companies Act of 2013.

NGOs act as the operational arm of the civil society and thus have an important role in the country's development process. With their expertise covering all areas engaged in the industry and their capability to influence it and thereby bring about progress, NGOs act as a catalyst for greater impact to millions of lives at the community level.

Contributions made to relief funds and charitable institutions are subject to tax deduction under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act.

3. Indian NGO Directory Methodology:

While implementing the cooperation activities in India, JICA India has been recognizing the importance of collaboration with NGOs for extending the outreach of JICA's interventions. Further, the impact of COVID-19 on the underprivileged has been immensely challenging, both, socially and economically. During this time, cooperation with NGOs in supporting the marginalized communities in all aspects of life is extremely essential.

JICA India entrusted Responsenet, its consulting partner, with conducting a survey to identity eminent Indian NGOs with Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) certification as one of its mandatory requirements. NGOs focusing on thematic area such Health, Women Empowerment, Education, Water Sanitation & Hygiene, Environment, Disaster Prevention, Rural Development, Livelihood, Agriculture, Forestry, etc, were included in the survey. The NGO survey was conducted keeping in mind the registration legality, statutory reporting, program experience, fiscal health among other parameters for successful implementation of projects.

4. Collation of JICA India NGO Directory:

In light of the situation, JICA India has collated this NGO directory, to promote partnership between Japanese stakeholders and Indian NGOs. The platform will provide all information related to Indian NGOs and facilitate matching of support and information for social development projects for Japanese stakeholders interested in collaborating with Indian NGOs for social development activities.

The platform will also facilitate matching of support and information on related events for Indian social enterprises and for Japanese companies that are implementing or considering doing business in India.

5. Activities:

  • To provide information about Indian NGOs and facilitate partnership with Japanese stakeholders under the JICA Partnership Program (JPP) and Community Empowerment Programs (CEP).
  • To provide Indian social development and NGO related information to Japanese stakeholders.

6. List of NGOs in India:

As part of our efforts to provide information on Indian NGOs and support social development matching, we offer a list of NGOs in India.

7. Contact Information:

For any inquiries and questions about the Indian NGO directory, please contact, NGO - JICA Japan Desk in India office via email.

Email Address: IndiaNGOdesk@jica.go.jp

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