Indians prefer religious organisations, beggars for making donations: survey

Source: The post is based on the article “Indians prefer religious organisations, beggars for making donations: survey” published in Indian Express on 20th September 2022.

What is the News?

Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP),Ashoka University has released a  report titled “How India Gives 2020-21’.

What are the key findings of the report?
How India gives at 2021
Source: Indian Express

Indians donated Rs 23,700 crore in cash between October 2020 and September 2021.

Due to religious belief and “family tradition’’, Indians give mostly to religious organizations — constituting 70% of the market share.

Of the donations to ‘non-religious organizations’, 51% were received by NGOs, trusts, foundations, and schools; followed by PM CARES, CM CARES and UNICEF.

The highest number of donations were made by the middle-class and the lower-income households.

Urban India donates more in quantum than the country’s rural areas, which account for a higher number of donations.

While men and women have equal say in donations, males tend to donate to religious organisations and family and friends. Women tend to donate to beggars and the household staff.

Among regions – eastern India has reported the highest incidence of donation at 96% followed by northern India at 94%.

Significance of this study: The findings of this study will form the baseline as the survey will continue on a year-to-year basis to understand the trends of donations in the country.

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