Complementing Roles of NGOs for Furthering Social Good

The role and status of rural development NGOs in India have been coming under increased scrutiny. A recent report flagged the working of NGOs under a general umbrella, and the perception is that they could pose a threat to national economic security. Social activists and NGOs have been perceived as a destabilizing factor in projects and an adverse influence in shaping policy debate. The more accurate reality is that India requires robust civil society organizations to deal with a range of challenges and effects of unequal development.