World Giving Index (WGI) released by the Charity Aid Foundation (CAF), said more and more Indian’s are coming out to help strangers and offer money for charity related work.
The study said that 401 mn people had helped a stranger in the year 2015, up from 335 mn in 2014.
In the same year 200 million had donated money for charity related work, up from 184 million in 2014.
Similarly, 200 mn people in the country of 1.3 bn, volunteered during the last year, as compared to 157 mn in 2014.
The good work of citizens has helped India’s overall position (percentage of population) in global generosity jumped to 91 in 2015, from 106 in 2014.
In terms of percentage, however, Myanmar tops the world with 70% overall generosity, where 63 per cent people helped strangers, 91 % people donated money, and 55% people volunteered time.
Myanmar is followed by the US, Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Canada, Indonesia, the UK, Ireland and the UAE.
“India has a fabulous tradition and culture of giving and it is great news that India is becoming more generous over time,” said Meenakshi Batra, Chief Executive of CAF India.
The CAF is a Britain-based international non-profit organisation NGO and the research was conducted over 140 countries.
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