Water Cess

A.P. Pollution Control Board is the Water Cess Assessing and Collecting Authority in the State of Andhra Pradesh on behalf of Govt. of India. The water cess is collected from Industries and Local Bodies based on the water consumed or supplied by them. The Member Secretary of the Board is the Assessing and collecting authority in any State.

Key Activities

  1. The Water Cess assessment and collection is being handled by the Head office and as per the Cess Act all the industries and local bodies have to be assessed in each financial year.
  2. Cess will be assessed based on stream wise water meter readings/CFO order of the Board/Report etc.
  3. Water consumed/supplied by Industries/Local Bodies is segregated into 4 categories depending on the pollution load.
  4. Interest will be levied on assessment amount at the rate of 2% per month, if not paid with in stipulated time.
  5. Interest will be levied on assessment amount at the rate of 2% per month, if not paid with in stipulated time.
  6. The Cess amount collected from the Industries and Local Bodies by the Board will be transferred to the MoE&F into Consolidated fund of India.
  7. The MoE&F will reimburse 80% of transferred amount to the state.
  8. The Cess amount reimbursed from MoE&F will be utilized by the state Boards as per the guidelines/directions of MoE&F.
  9. Details of Self Assessment

Important Acts & Rules related to Water Cess