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Cess Collected For Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

February 7, 2017
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Total amount collected from Swachh Bharat Cess during 2015-16 and 2016-17 (April to December) [provisional figure was ₹ 3925.74 Crore and ₹ 7919.80 Crore respectively.

The following schemes were provided funds from Rashtriya Swachhata Kosh during 2015-16:

  (Rs. in crore)

Schemes

Actuals 2015-16

RE 2016-17

(i) Swachh Bharat Mission (Rural)

2400.00

10000.00

(ii) Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban)

159.42

2300.00

Total

2559.42

12300.00

Funds collected under the Cess are utilised for construction of individual household latrines, Community Sanitary Complexes, Solid and Liquid Waste Management, Information Education & Communication and Administrative expenses under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin).

The funds released for projects under Swachh Bharat Mission Urban (SBM-Urban) are utilised for Individual Household Latrines, Community Toilet and Solid Waste Management. The levy will continue till repealed.

This was stated by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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