The Indian Government has said that an amount of Rs 21,128.59 crore has been collected as Clean Environment Cess from across the country in the April-January period of the ongoing fiscal. Commenting on the issue, Minister of State for Coal and Power Piyush Goal told the media, “Of the Rs 21,128.59 crore, the component of central excise was Rs 20,285.27 crore and the component of Customs was Rs 843.32 crore.”
“In last fiscal the collection from Clean Environment Cess from across India was Rs 13,847.87 crore. While in FY'15, the cess collected was Rs 5,844.55 crore in FY'14 it was Rs 3,217.13 crore,” he added. "As per the information furnished by the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, the state-wise data on collection of Clean Environment Cess in not maintained," Goyal said.