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    Nirbhaya Fund - Low Utilization of Funds is a common feature across various Schemes

    As observed in an earlier story, only about 62% of the funds released under the Nirbhaya fund were utilized as of January 2021. A detailed analysis further reveals that low utilization is a common feature across various schemes. Here are all the details. In an earlier story, we analysed the status of funds released & utilized by the states for the various...

    • 3 days ago
  • India

    Data: What are the trends in Foreign Donations Received under FCRA?

    The amount of foreign contributions received under FCRA has been steadily increasing though there has been a slight dip in recent years. Over Rs. 1.73 lakh crores of foreign donations were received between 2006-07 and 2018-19. Few states have received the bulk of these donations. In this article, we briefly look at some of the important definitions and processes under...

    • 5 days ago
  • India

    Data: About 62% of the funds released under the 'Nirbhaya Fund' utilized so far

    The Nirbhaya Fund was set up in response to the 2012 gruesome gangrape in Delhi and was meant to fund multiple schemes to promote the safety of women. The latest data indicates that a total of 62% of the released funds are utilized so far. Here is a detailed review. Nirbhaya Fund was constituted by the Government of India, as a corpus fund to support initiatives...

    • 6 days ago
  • India

    The history of FCRA and the trends in FCRA registration cancellations

    With the recent amendments to the FCRA 2010, the government has made it difficult in terms of compliance for non-profit organizations to access foreign funding. In this story, we look at the major amendments to the FCRA since 1976 and also analyse the trend in cancellation of FCRA registrations. With the recent amendments to the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010,...

    • a week ago
  • India

    RBI Data: Number of Complaints to the Ombudsman increased by 65% in 2019-20

    The RBI has three Ombudsman schemes covering Banking, NBFCs, and Digital Transactions. Data from the RBI annual report indicates that the number of complaints to all these Ombudsmen increased by over 65% in 2019-20 compared to 2018-29. The number of complaints to the Banking Ombudsman increased by over 58%. Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its Monetary...

    • 2 weeks ago
  • India

    Data: Which State has a better Fish Production ratio corresponding to the Central Funds transfer?

    This story is second in the series on centre's transfer of funds to states under various fisheries related schemes. The data used in the story is from the RTI response we received from the Ministry of Finance. We take a look at the transfer under various schemes, state-wise transfers and the states that have a better fish production ratio...

    • 2 weeks ago
  • India

    Mid-Day Meal Scheme: An overview of enrolment under the scheme and fund utilisation

    Data from the Mid-Day meal scheme for the last few years indicates that while the enrolment of children under the scheme increased till 2017-18, it has decreased in the last two years. The data also indicates that funds were not utilized fully in many states in 2018-19. Here is a review. The National Programme of Mid-Day Meals (MDM) in School scheme is the...

    • 2 weeks ago
  • India

    GST Collections improved during July-December'2020, but still lower than estimates

    The Centre's GST collections increased during July-December'2020 coinciding with unlock phases across the country. The collections during these six months were slightly more than the collections during the same period in 2019-20. However, the overall collections are still lower than the original estimates. A January 2021 press release of the Ministry of...

    • 2 weeks ago
  • India

    Data: The history of Disinvestment in India & Political Trends

    During the Budget 2021-22 presentation, it was announced that two Public Sector Banks and one General Insurance Company would be privatized. Disinvestments have often been used by the governments as a means to shore up receipts and reduce the fiscal deficit. In this detailed data story about disinvestment since 1991-92, we look at the numbers as well as the political trends in...

    • 3 weeks ago
  • India

    Average days of employment per household under MNREGA less than 50 in 2020-21

    There has been an exponential increase in the number of person-days generated under MNREGA in the first ten months of 2020-21 compared to the same period in 2019-20. However, data indicates that this increase in person-days of employment has not resulted in the increase in average days of employment per household which still remains below 50. The Mahatma Gandhi...

    • 3 weeks ago

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