Civil society gears up for big funds squeeze
New norms on foreign donations and covid-19 could end up shrinking the money pool for philanthropy and CSR
Domestic philanthropic spending has grown at a fast clip, but a closer look reveals a bias on priorities set by Indian donors as well as the geographical spread of funds
NEW DELHI : Arpan is a small non-profit working out of remote Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, bordering Nepal. It helps primitive tribal groups expand their livelihood choices and file land claims under the Forest Rights Act. The non-governmental organisation (NGO) also works with rural women to ensure vibrant village councils or Panchayats, the last leg of India’s democratic governance structure.