India tightens noose around NGOs

This is the 10th edition of Thirty-six, The Morning Context's weekly newsletter on countless ecosystems in flux across India.

In a move that signals a further clampdown on civil society organizations, the Indian government has restricted funding for 10 international non-governmental organizations working on issues related to the environment, climate change and child rights, The Hindu reported yesterday. It’s ironic that the report came during a visit of US special envoy for climate John Kerry, when he indicated that there is no firm commitment from India on net-zero carbon emissions. 

An internal Reserve Bank of India note dated July …


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