Greenpeace India's licence cancels by Union Government

Highlights: 

  • 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 day-to-day functioning.

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.