An Intelligence Bureau report has accused "foreign-funded" NGOs such as Greenpeace, Cordaid, Amnesty and ActionAid of "serving as tools for foreign policy interests of western governments" by sponsoring agitations against nuclear and coal-fired power plants across the country.
The NGOs, said to be working through a network of local organizations such as PUCL and Narmada Bachao Andolan, have negatively impacted GDP growth by 2-3%, claims the IB report sent to the PMO and other government agencies.
Environmental activists joined Greenpeace in rubbishing the IB report. Greenpeace said it was a conscious attempt by the country's premier intelligence agency to crush and stifle opposing voices in civil society. The organization also wrote to the home minister, requesting him to share a copy of the report "to know and understand impacts of this labeling".
"It is disturbing to know that information of the IB report has been leaked to a media house and not been shared with the party concerned," said executive director of the Greenpeace India, Samit Aich, in his letter to the home minister.