What are the key characteristics of a FCRA-NGO? We can obtain an understanding by analysing their Names. One way to do this is through a Word Cloud. The height of a word in a word-cloud is proportional to the number of times it appears.
The following analyses use the FC6 returns filed by the FCRA-NGOs for the year 2011-2012.
Analysis of the names of 21,595 FCRA-NGOs spread across 24 States yields the following picture:
|Word Cloud of names of Indian NGOs receiving funds via FCRA. Click to enlarge.|
Appears benign, right?
Let us carry out an equivalent exercise by examining the foreign donor names (Institutional Donors) recorded in 1,50,375 remittances to these 21,595 FCRA-NGOs. The result is:
|Word Cloud of names of foreign Organizations sending funds to Indian NGOs via FCRA. Click to enlarge.|
- All names were changed to lower case, before clouding.
- In the cloud of names of FCRA-NGOs (first picture), the following common words were removed manually: society, trust, foundation, association, centre
- In the cloud of names of foreign donors (second picture), the following common words were removed manually: interest, bank, others, society, india, international, foundation, trust, association
- Click on each of the Picture to see it at great detail.
- A blogpost on State-wise word clouds will appear soon.
For whom the Bell tolls?
- The word clouds have been created using Wordle. I thank its developer(s).
A new Post on the same lines as above provides such word clouds for each State. It also provides a brief description (Procedure) of the elements in a FC6 return from which such word clouds were created. Please read that as well.