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Ind AS 16: Property Plant and Equipment


The objective of this Standard is to prescribe the accounting treatment for property, plant and equipment so that users of the financial statements can discern information about an entity’s investment in its property, plant and equipment and the changes in such investment. The principal issues in accounting for property, plant and equipment are the recognition of the assets, the determination of their carrying amounts and the depreciation charges and impairment losses to be recognised in relation to them.


This Standard shall be applied in accounting for property, plant and equipment except when another Standard requires or permits a different accounting treatment.

This Standard does not apply to:

(a) property, plant and equipment classified as held for sale in accordance with Ind AS 105, Non-current Assets Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations.

(b) biological assets related to agricultural activity other than bearer plants (See Ind AS 41, Agriculture). This Standard applies to bearer plants but it does not apply to the produce on bearer plants.

(c) the recognition and measurement of exploration and evaluation assets (see Ind AS 106, Exploration for and Evaluation of Mineral Resources).

(d) mineral rights and mineral reserves such as oil, natural gas and similar non-regenerative resources.

However, this Standard applies to property, plant and equipment used to develop or maintain the assets described in (b)–(d).

An entity accounting for investment property in accordance with Ind AS 40, Investment Property, shall use the cost model in this Standard for owned investment property.

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