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Govt rolls out Swachh Bharat Kosh for donations on sanitation

Indian Express, 26 November 2014


Keen to encourage public participation in his Swachh Bharat Mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will personally acknowledge all donations over Rs 20 crore by companies and Rs 1 crore by individual citizens to the Swachh Bharat Kosh.


The government on Tuesday formally launched the Swachh Bharat Kosh (fund) “to facilitate channelisation of philanthropic contributions and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds” towards this cause.


The operational guidelines, which were issued by the finance ministry, have also announced that contributions between Rs 10 crore to Rs 20 crore by India Inc and between Rs 50 lakh to Rs 1 crore by individuals would be personally acknowledged by finance minister Arun Jaitley. “The Kosh will be used to achieve the objective of improving cleanliness levels in rural and urban areas, including in schools. It may also be enabled to bring out innovative or unique projects and girl toilets will be the priority area to start with,” the guidelines said. Read more....