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Government Launches Seva Bhoj Yojna Scheme For Charitable Religious Institutions



Ministry of Culture Launches Seva Bhoj Yojna Scheme For Charitable Religious Institutions- Details, Objective, Features

Ministry of Culture, Government of India has launched a new scheme named as ‘Seva Bhoj Yojna’ for charitable religious institutions.

The Seva Bhoj Yojna scheme main objective is to limit or control the financial burden of such Charitable Religious Institutions who provide Food/Prasad/Langar (Community Kitchen)/Bhandara free of cost without any discrimination to Public & Devotees.

The Seva Bhoj Yojna scheme envisioned to reimburse the Central Government share of Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) and Integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST) on the purchase of food raw items used for the preparation of temple offerings.

The ‘Seva Bhoj Yojna’ scheme with a total budget of Rs. 325.00 Crores for Financial Years 2018-19 and 2019-20.

The Charitable Religious Institutions such as Temples, Gurudwara, Mosque, Church, Dharmik Ashram, Dargah, Matth, Monasteries etc. which have been in existence for at least five years are eligible for the proposed scheme.

Under the ‘Seva Bhoj Yojna’ scheme, all eligible institutions have to register themselves with Darpan portal along with supporting documents which will be examined by the Ministry's committee thereafter Institutio can avail this scheme.



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