What are the different types of NGOs in India?


The United Nations (UN) first used the term "NGOs" in 1945 to distinguish between public and private organizations. These are non-governmental organizations that operate independently from oversight from the state. They are not-for- profit organizations that promote social welfare. They serve as a bridge between the government and the general public. NGOs' function in society is to execute a mission or set of ideals that they are committed to, and they may embark on a variety of missions for the benefit of their communities, including advocacy, education, community development, humanitarian aid, and environmental protection.

The duties of an NGO is to focus on all advocacy, social, environmental, and human rights matters.They actively work to advance and enhance the social and political climate of the society.

Here in this blog we intend to uncover the role of the different types of NGOs, their respective areas of operation and functions along with the overall impact on society. Let's Dive right in.

Fact Check: The Central Statistical Institute of India reports that the country has 33 lakh NGOs (Non-Government Organizations) or CSOs (Community Service Organizations).

Types of NGOs in India

Wrapping Up

We just saw how different types of NGOs in India span across several classifications, from geographical to focus area based. What remains common though is the zeal to touch lives and be a constant source of support during trying times for their beneficiaries. NGOs across India are not just ensuring immediate action but are largely adopting an overall holistic approach towards a better future of their target population and capacity building of the community at large.

The fact that so many NGOs strive every single day to enrich the lives of people all around shall be celebrated to say the least. We as individuals must take an effort to contribute to the cause that we find ourselves the closest to and do our bit to accelerate growth and enablement.