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Government of India
Ministry of Corporate Affairs
03-May-2016 17:48 IST
CSR Spends on Swachh Bharat CESS
As per Union Budget 2016-2017, the estimated amount to be collected from Swachh Bharat Cess during the year 2016-17 is Rs. 10,000 crores. However, there is no proposal of the Government to mandate Corporates to set aside 30% of their CSR spend for Swachh Bharat under consideration of this Ministry.
Information relating to CSR expenditure on various developmental work incurred by 460 listed companies, which have placed annual returns on CSR for the year 2014-15 on their website, is given below:
|Sl. No||Subjects in Schedule VII||CSR Expenditure (in Rs. Crore)|
|1||Eradicating Hunger, Poverty & Health Care||1421.66|
|2||Education/ Vocational skills / livelihood enhancement||1462.6|
|3||Women / Old Age / Children||219.27|
|5||Art & Culture||539.83|
|10||Swatch Bharat Kosh||42.64|
|11||Clean Ganga Fund||15.49|
This was stated by Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister of Corporate Affairs in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.