Mines department to set new record in revenue earnings

Revenue collection of Rs 5573 crore by January with growth of 17%

The mines department this year is going to set a new record in revenue earnings. Additional chief secretary mines and petroleum Dr Subodh Agarwal that the department has earned a revenue of Rs 5572.96 crore by January 2023, which compared to the same period of last financial year is more than approximately Rs 836 crore. The revenue collection during the entire financial year of 2020-21 was Rs 4966.39 crore, so the revenue collection till January 2023 is more than Rs 606 crore.

He said that the department during the last financial year earned a total revenue of Rs 6395.75 crore whereas this year a new record will be set by earning revenue of more than Rs 7000 crore. The department is making coordinated efforts to increase revenue. He said that the stopping revenue leakage and strengthening departmental monitoring system and regular reviewing has resulted in the commendable success of increasing revenue. Action on illegal mining and transportation activities was expedited in a planned manner by the department, along with regular monitoring, implementation of the directions and mutual coordination and understanding helped in earning more revenue.

Agarwal told the officers that the more they are in fields, the positive results would be encouraging, revenue will increase, illegal activities will stop and legal mining activities will increase.

Director mines Sandesh Naik said that the department in 2019-20 earned Rs 4579.09 crore, Rs 4966.39 crore in 2020-21, Rs 6395.15 crore in 2021-22. In the current financial year the department with a growth of 17.65% has earned Rs 5572.96 crore. He said as per the rough estimate, around 6-8 lakh people are getting direct employment, while 22-25 lakh people are getting indirect employment. Despite limited resources, the department is getting better results in increasing its revenue.

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