What is an NGO?NGO stands for Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO). It is a legally instituted establishment formed by ordinary or legal persons that functions autonomously disconnected from any form or type of government.
The term NGO originated from the United Nations (UN), and is generally used to denote to groups that are not a part of the government and are not normally for-profit business.
When NGOs are financed totally or partially by governments, the NGO still preserves and conserves its non-governmental status by excluding government representatives from membership, association or any direct involvement in the organization.
How many NGOs are functioning in India?India has possibly the largest number of active non-government, not-for-profit organizations in the world. A recent study commissioned by the government put the number of such entities, accounted for till 2009, at 3.3 million. That is one NGO for less than 400 Indians, and many times the number of primary schools and primary health centres in India.
Even this staggering number may be less than the actual number of NGOs active in the country. This is because the study, commissioned in 2008, took into consideration only those entities which were registered under the Societies Registration Act,1860 or the Mumbai Public Trust Act and its variants in other states.
Such organisations can be registered under a plethora of Acts such as the Societies’ Act, 1860, Indian Trust Act, 1882, Public Trust Act, 1950, Indian Companies Act, 1956 (Section 25), Religious Endowment Act,1863, The Charitable and Religious Trust Act, 1920, the MussalmanWakf Act, 1923, the Wakf Act, 1954, and Public Wakfs (Extension of Limitation Act) Act, 1959, etc.
According to the government study, the largest number of NGOs are registered in Maharashtra (4.8 lakh), followed by Andhra Pradesh (4.6 lakh), UP (4.3 lakh), Kerala (3.3 lakh), Karnataka (1.9 lakh), Gujarat (1.7 lakh), West Bengal (1.7 lakh), Tamil Nadu (1.4 lakh), Orissa (1.3 lakh) and Rajasthan (1 lakh). More than 80 per cent of registrations come from these 10 states.
Edited Source of Information : http://www.indianexpress.com/news/first-official-estimate-an-ngo-for-every-400-people-in-india/643302/0
Some Popular & Famous NGO’s of Goa
Anyay Rahid Zindagi (ARZ) - Goa
Association for Social Health in India - Goa
Children’s Right in - Goa
Crg - Panaji
Institute Of Social Service - Goa
Positive People - Goa
Sangath Society for Child Development and Family Guidance - Goa
Voluntary Health Association of Goa – Goa