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Team Anna audit report: Donations worth Rs 2.9 crore in 6 months

Last updated on: November 1, 2011 14:54 IST

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Team Anna collected donations of Rs 2.94 crore in the past six months, out of which Rs 1.14 crore were received during Anna Hazare's 12-day hunger strike in Ramlila Maidan.

According to Team Anna, a total of 27,505 people, including 25,023 during the Ramlila agitation, contributed financially to the anti-corruption movement. The highest donation was Rs 25 lakh and over 400 people donated more than Rs 10,000.


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Of the Rs 2.94 crore it collected during the six months, they have decided to return Rs 42.55 lakh to donors who "did not provide their complete details and their sources of funding", leaving Rs 2.51 crore with them.

The Public Cause Research Foundation, the NGO run by activist Arvind Kejriwal which collected funds for India Against Corruption, made public its audit report for six months starting April 1, following allegations of financial misconduct by activist Swami Agnivesh.


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Swami Agnivesh had questioned the depositing of donations in PCRF, saying none of the prominent Team members like Justice Santosh Hegde were trustees of the organisation.

Of the Rs 2.51 crore, Team Anna has spent Rs 1.5 crore in the past six months, with Rs 52.27 lakh being spent for public meeting expenses, mainly for Ramlila Maidan agitation.

Team Anna spent Rs 9.83 lakh on travel while another Rs 2.68 lakh was spent on communication expenses.


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Under public awareness expenses, the Team spent Rs 45.50 lakh and printing charges Rs 26.55 lakh.

It also spent Rs 9,711 under the head RTI. It also paid Rs 9.29 lakh as salary and stipend to the staff of PCRF besides Rs 36 as interest on government dues.

"It has been heart-warming to note that 23,138 contributions were of Rs1,000 or less. It has been humbling and moving to note that people with very limited resources contributed with sums like Rs 1, Rs 2 and Rs 5 of their hard earned money," the Team said.


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