[pib] India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians

What is IDF-OI?

  1. A not-for-profit Trust set-up by the Government of India
  2. To facilitate philanthropic contributions by Overseas Indians to social and development projects in India
  3. IDF-OI is chaired by External Affairs Minister

Work undertaken:

  1. IDF-OI is promoting flagship programmes of Government of India-
  2. Swachh Bharat Mission, National Mission for Clean Ganga, and projects identified by the State Govts, for funding by Overseas Indians
  3. Working with State Governments in areas such as sanitation; education; drinking water; women’s empowerment etc.

Funding by Overseas Indians:

  1. IDF-OI is offering projects for funding by Overseas Indians
  2. Overseas Indians can contribute as an individual, or a group of individuals or even through their respective Indian Associations


Note how the government is trying to benefit from the Indian diaspora. A question on Diaspora is possible in Mains, it is also a topic for Essay.

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