Union Government calls off registration of Greenpeace, India [ Current Affairs ]


About Greenpeace: Greenpeace was established in 1969. Greenpeace India is the subordinate of the global environmental group Greenpeace, a non - profit, non - governmental NGO. Greenpeace has its organizations in 40 countries across the world including in Europe, America, Asia and Pacific.

  • The organization does not accept funding from governments, corporations, or political parties, it relies on 2.9 million individual supporters and foundation grants.
  • Its organizations in India run mainly in four broad campaigns that is stop climate change, safeguarding the oceans, viable agriculture and avoiding another nuclear disaster.
  • Its main motto is environmentalism and peace.

About the cancellation of its registration:

  • Union Government has cancelled license of Greenpeace India to receive foreign donations.
  • The license was cancelled by Union Ministry of Home Affairs under the Section 13 of Foreign Contribution Regulations Act (FCRA), 2011.
  • Hereafter, 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 releasing the movement of its funds.
  • Greenpeace India had filed a petition against this suspension in the Delhi High Court.
  • The court had allowed the NGO to use two of its accounts for receiving and using fresh domestic donations for its day - to - day functioning.

- Published on: September 15, 2015