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Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) or Non Profit Organisation (NPO) can be registered by many registration process in India like Society, Company, Trust or any valid formation but status of the registered organisation is equal and equally recognised as NGO (Non Governmental Organisation / Non Profit Organisation).
Registration process of NGO under Indian Trust Act, Society Registration Act, Company Registration Act or any other act/ law are different but status of the registered organisation is equal as NGO. There is no difference in the status of NGO to get funding from Central/State Government Departments/ Ministries, Foreign funding agencies, Indian funding agencies, companies for Corporate social responsibility, individuals or any support agencies.
NGO registered through any process/ act can get registered under Income Tax Act, Foreign Currency Regulation Act (FCRA) or any kind of registration with any Government requirement. Every registered NGO are not eligible for the registration under various departments' registration. The NGO must fulfills the registration process and parameters as required by the concerned department or authority. But the basic registration parameters do not matter that by which act the Voluntary Organisation is registered as NGO.
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Association for India’s Development

Who We are

Association for India’s Development, Inc. (AID) is a voluntary’ non-profit organization committed to promoting sustainable, equitable and just development in India, by- working with grassroots organizations and movements in India. AID supports and initiates efforts in various inteconnected spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural resources, health, women’s empowerment and social justice.

AID, Inc. is registered with the US Federal Government as a non-profit charitable corporation under the category 501 (C) (3). Its federal Tax – ID is 2652609. Since September 2003, Aid has started operating as an unincorporated association with a different Tax ID. Aid accounts are by an independent Certified Public Accountant, as per IRS regulations. Documents and information pertaining to AID will be provided on request, or can be obtained from the Secretary of State for the cost of copies and postage.

A.I.D at a Glance:

Founded : 1991
Incorporation Completed : 2003
Chapter in the Us : 36
Number of Volunteers : ~500
Number of Salaried Employees : none
Chapters in India : 4
Fulltime Volunteers in India : 4
Projects Supported so far : 365
Projects Currently Ongoing : ~100
Indian States Covered : 18
Projects Sites Visited : All

“Compassion wherever there is suffering. Conviction that the compassion is strong enough to eliminate suffering. Courage to make this conviction a reality. This is AID” History of AID

The Beginning

It was the early 1990’s. Out of curiosity I went to a mela organized by some India groups. The theme was to tell slogans in front of the Capitol Building in Washington DC. We want to see every problem solved and so there must exist the required “can do” spirit that we shouldn’t bottle due to a lack of vision.

On the 10th year !!

On the 10th year of Aid I feel our strength lies in our volunteers and we need to develop ourselves completely since this resource is needed by many causes and groups


The problems of poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, dependency, disease, social inequalities, corruption and the dwindling of natural resources like land, forests and water reinforce one another.

One problem leads to the other and feeds on another. Therefore the solutions to these problems must be interconnected, just like the problems themselves.

This interconnected nature of the problems neither starts nor stops with the people who are poor it affects all of us. Our inability to tackle these problems, take the initiative, trust and work with others and overcome the fear to question authority or change life-styles is very much a part of this web of problems and has to be tackled.


To cover both the breadth of the country and the depth of the problems in a holistic manner through:

  • Several short-term projects geographically distributed throughout India.
  • A deeper long-term involvement in selected efforts, the goal being to reach every district or alternate district in India with one such focus effort.

Simultaneously measuring progress through the yard-sticks of self-reliance, people’s involvement and volunteerism. Responding personally to people we meet as we undertake this challenge together.


Address: Association for India’s Development, P.O. Box-149, College Park, MD 20741, USA



In India, you may contact a volunteer of AID who is at Delhi-Mr. Anuj Grover

Phone: 098 18248459. email:

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