Greenpeace India's licence cancels by Union Government
- Union Government has cancelled licence of Greenpeace India,
a non-profit Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) to receive foreign donations.
- The license was cancelled by Union Ministry of Home Affairs
as per under Section 13 of Foreign Contribution Regulations Act (FCRA), 2011.
- Henceforth, Greenpeace India will be not able to receive any
kind of foreign donations from its international network.
- Earlier in April 2015, MHA had suspended the license of
Greenpeace India for six months for mixing foreign and domestic funds and not
disclosing the movement of its funds.
- Greenpeace India had filed a petition challenging this
suspension in the Delhi High Court.
- The court had allowed the NGO to use two of its accounts for
the purpose of receiving and utilising fresh domestic donations for its
What is Greenpeace India ?
- Greenpeace India is the subsidiary of
the global environmental group Greenpeace, a non-profit NGO.
- Greenpeace has its presence in 40 countries across the world
including in Europe, America, Asia and Pacific.
- Its operations in India run mainly in four broad campaigns
viz. stop climate change, preserving the oceans, sustainable agriculture and
preventing another nuclear catastrophe.