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India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI)

India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI) is a not-for- profit Trust which enables Overseas Indians to send contributions for implementation of social and development projects in India. IDF-OI’s Board of Trustees is chaired by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister.

IDF-OI’s mandate was revised in May 2015 to channelize contributions from Overseas Indians towards National Mission for Clean Ganga; Swachh Bharat Mission, and social and development projects by State Governments. Since its inception till 31.03.2017, IDF-OI has received a total contribution of Rs. 4.36 crore from Overseas Indians which enabled construction of Community toilets in Vijayawada, Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh; and a Public toilet in Amritsar (Punjab) through Municipalities, State Govt agencies. Projects in 11 districts with funding from overseas Indians are under implementation. To enable small and regular contributions to projects and to IDF-OI Pool fund, an online Payment Gateway was launched on 31 July 2016.

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