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In 2020, the year of Covid-19, Indians donated 43% more: Survey

Two in three gave money or goods to charities or for community services, and an equal proportion said the government and businesses should have contributed more, says the 'India Giving Report 2021'

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Satviki Sanjay | IndiaSpend New Delhi
The average amount of individual donations to philanthropy in India went up by 43% during the pandemic, says a report released on September 24 by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), a global non-profit, based on online surveys of 2,000 Indians across cities. More than 60% of respondents said the government and businesses should have contributed more to charitable causes during the pandemic.

The India Giving Report 2021 looked at everyday giving--individual acts of charity in the form of money, goods or community services--and found that 85% of the respondents had supported charities or their community in "direct response to the

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First Published: Sep 24 2021 | 10:13 AM IST

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