Centre may impose cess on petrol, diesel, telecom services to fund PM Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

15-Oct-2015 # Clean India Source: Economic Times

A group of chief ministers headed by Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu submitted a report that has suggested ways to mobilise funds for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan initiative. In the report, the ministers have insisted the centre to levy a Swachh Bharat cess on petrol, diesel, telecom services and also on accumulated waste produced by plants generating mineral waste like coal, aluminium and iron ore. The ministers have further suggested to enhance the assistance for construction of individual household toilets in both urban and rural areas to $231.

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