AFTER INDUSTRIAL sectors, it is the turn of environmental NGOs. The government is planning to introduce a rating system for government-funded NGOs working in the field of environment protection.
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday that a “performance-based” rating system would work as an incentive for the NGOs. “We will create a system where the performance of NGOs receiving the Environment Ministry’s grant will be assessed to see whether the money has been spent for the purpose it was given,” he said at a function, while releasing the 10th edition of the Directory of Environmental NGOs.
The directory, compiled by Environmental Information System, a government enterprise, is updated every three years. The latest list has details of about 2,300 NGOs in the environment sector. It includes NGOs that do not receive funds from the government.
Earlier this year, the ministry had introduced a rating system for industrial sectors, categorising industries according to their pollution potential.