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The Government of India has made provisions to encourage people to make donations. This means that one (individual/organisation) can donate their money towards a social cause and claim exemption under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act. Donating to an NGO is the best way to gain income tax exemption.


While donating towards Akshaya Patra, you as an individual or a corporate can claim for a 50% deduction at the time of filing your income tax return. The Foundation is registered under Section 12A (a) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and is registered under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882. Akshaya Patra is an implementing partner of the PM POSHAN Abhiyaan (earlier known as the Mid-Day Meal Programme) and has been feeding mid-day meals to school children since 2000.


  • Fed 2M children in 22,367 schools per day
  • Served 16M meals to nursing mothers
  • Provided close to 1M meals as breakfast to beneficiaries
  • New locations to feed children from 66 kitchens

Frequently Asked Questions

As per the revised tax exemption act, effective April 1, 2017, when you make donations above ₹500 to Akshaya Patra, your donation amount will be eligible for 50% tax exemption under Section 80G of Income Tax Act.
The exemption is calculated by reducing the donated amount from your taxable salary. For instance, if your taxable income per year is ₹2,00,000 and you make a donation of ₹5,000 then your net taxable income will become ₹197,500. Your tax will now be calculated on this new amount basis the prevailing tax rates.

A minimum of ₹500 needs to be donated to avail tax exemption under IT sec 80G. However, cash donations above ₹2,000 are not applicable for 80G certificates.

We generate the tax certificate within 6 days from the date of contribution made through online donations. Including the courier process, it takes 10 days for the exemption certificate to reach you. If you contribute offline it takes 15 to 20 days.
However, we may not be able to provide you a duplicate receipt. But we can send you the Income Tax Exemption certificate copy.

NRI (Non-Resident Indian) donors, who are Indian citizens, holding an Indian passport are eligible to tax exemption under section 80G of the Income Tax Act. Don’t forget to mention your Indian PAN Card Number in the online donation form to avail the tax benefits. You can also write to [email protected] for any further queries.
As a resident of:

  • U.S. – avail tax exemption by donating on – the U.S. chapter of The Akshaya Patra Foundation.
  • U.K. – avail tax exemption by donating on – the U.K. chapter of The Akshaya Patra Foundation.


How you can contribute

I want to support the feeding of mid-day meal beneficiaries
You are donating ₹ 12000 For Donate and save tax

(Your donation will help in providing safety and sanitisation products to teachers and students and for sanitisation of school premises such as masks, face shields, gloves, shoe covers, personal water bottles, soap dispensers, foot operated sanitation stations, sanitisers, and infra red thermometers).

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