Mumbai: Noted RTI activist Anil Galgali, who received the Alert Citizen Right to Information Award, has decided to donate the Rs 11,000 cash incentive to an NGO run by actors Nana Patekar and Makrand Anaspure for drought-hit farmers in Maharashtra.

Nana Patekar. File pic/Sameer Markande
Nana Patekar. File pic/Sameer Markande

Galgali received the award yesterday from Pune-based Sajag Nagrik Manch (Alert Citizens Forum) for his contribution in the field of RTI.

"I am going to hand over this amount to the 'Naam Foundation' which is doing excellent job to help the drought-affected people," Galgali told PTI.

On the occasion, another RTI activist Nikhil Dey said Right to Information is the need of the hour.

He said RTI acts as tool that forces the government and bureaucracy to bring in transparency in its functioning. However, sometimes it's used for blackmailing and this should be stopped at all levels, Dey said.