Message on Not-for-profit Trust, the India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI)

  • Message on Not-for-profit Trust, the India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI)

    Contact person:

    Mr. Bhaskar Bhatt,
    First Secretary (Pol. & Eco.)
    Indian Embassy in Berne,
    Switzerland

    Information from Embassy extracted and populated from e-mails:

    We are pleased to inform you that a not-for-profit Trust, the India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI), has been established to serve an avenue for overseas Indians to engage in philanthropy to supplement India’s social and development efforts. The Trust is chaired by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Hon’ble Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs. The Trust is exempt from the provisions of the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA), 2010.

    IDF-OI is promoting Government of India’s flagship programmes – Swachh Bharat Mission and Namami Gange, (National Mission for Clean Ganga) and a pool of nearly 100 social and development projects pertaining to sanitation, education, women’s empowerment and sustainable livelihood in different States of India.

    The details of the projects are available at www.idfoi.org

    It is also seeking contributions from overseas Indians for projects in different States that are being implemented by State Government agencies. IDF-OI is focussing its efforts on enhancing engagement with the Indian Diaspora and increasing its outreach. IDF-OI will provide regular reports to the contributors about implementation of projects to which they have made contributions.

    The contributions for IDF-OI may be sent to:

    India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians,
    State Bank of India,
    Central Secretariat Branch,
    North Block, New Delhi 110001.
    A/C no. 33819721882
    IFSC code SBIN0000625
    MICR 110002014

 

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