A Non-Governmental Organization, popularly known as NGO is a unit that operates independently without the aid of government with a particular aim towards the welfare of public, a social agenda, child education, care of environment, wildlife etc. These operate at different levels and with a wide range of agendas. AN NGO registration may be operational only at a village level and may even be spread across the country in various cities. Agendas may vary from health issues to the elimination of social evils. It is a non-profit organization hence, the profits are only utilized to go forward with the agendas and no dividends are distributed to any members.
Few states in India have their own Trusts Acts in force to govern the trusts in that particular state. If the state does not have any Trust Act for itself, then for Trust Registration the provisions of the Indian Trust Act, 1882 shall apply.