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Majority of donations in India made to religious organisations: Report

Nearly 64 per cent of total donations went to religious organisations and the highest number of donations were made by lower-income and middle-class households, says a latest survey

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Out of total donations worth Rs 23,700 crore given by Indians between October 2020 and September 2021, the maximum went to religious organisations. A recent study showed that 64 per cent of all the donations went to religious organisations and the highest number of donations were made by lower-income and middle-class households. 

The study, "How India Gives 2020-21", was released by the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP) to find out the pattern of donating money in India. 

According to a report in the Indian Express (IE), the amount donated was higher in urban areas, while the number of

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First Published: Sep 20 2022 | 9:31 AM IST

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