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India: Govt Puts Ford Foundation on 'Watch List', Curbs on Funding

Author: Express News Service, Published on: 23 April 2015

The Ministry of Home Affairs has put Ford Foundation, a powerful international NGO, under the “prior approval category” and also on its watch list in the interest of “national security”...With the crackdown on Ford Foundation, the government has now put 16 international associations under the prior approval category. There have been allegations that the funds sent by these groups were not being used for the sanctioned purposes...The MHA said it wanted to ensure that funds coming from Ford Foundation were utilised for “bonafide welfare activities without compromising on concerns of national interest and security”.

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