Govt. collected more than Rs. 2.35 lakh crore as cesses in 2016-17

According to the minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar, the union government has collected more than two lakhs thirty-five crore rupees last fiscal by way of a host of cesses (including education, Swachh Bharat, and Krishi Kalyan). The total revenue generated from cesses and surcharges under direct tax was around Rs. 47,000 crores. In 2016-17, the amount generated from the cesses and surcharges under the indirect tax category stood at around one lakh 88,000 crore rupees.