4,139 NGOs, most of them located in Tamil Nadu, will now be prohibited from receiving contributions from foreign sources. These NGOs have lost their Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration as they violated the FCRA. 19% of the total NGOs blocked are based in Tamil Nadu, state witnessing protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear power plant.
Why this move?
- As per the Govt, NGOs in TamilNadu allegedly funded the protest against the Kudankulam plant.
What is FCRA?
- Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) clearance is mandatory for an NGO to receive any contribution from overseas.
- India has a total of about 43,451 registered NGOs.
- Tamil Nadu has the largest number of NGOs.