Raj Mines royalty income at a record 6,378cr for FY22 | Jaipur News

Jaipur: Although Covid reduced demand and disrupted mining activities, the department’s royalty income jumped to Rs 6,378 crore in 2021-22 from Rs 5,301 crore in 2018-19. Compared to the pandemic year 2020-21, revenue for 2021-22 was higher by Rs 1,413 crore.
Additional Chief Secretary (Mines and Petroleum) Subodh Agarwal said revenue collection had improved significantly due to the number of checks and other strategic decisions taken during the year.
“We have plugged the leaks at various points, including limiting illegal mining. loss of income…” tnn
“…The impact of all these measures resulted in record revenues in the history of the department,” Agarwal said.
Apart from royalty income of Rs 6,378 crore, additional income of Rs 1,326 crore was generated for the Rajasthan State Mineral Exploration Trust (RSMET) and the District Mineral Fund Trust (DMFT). In total, revenue of Rs 7,704 crore was collected in 2021-22, which ended on Thursday.
During a review meeting on Friday, Agarwal praised department employees for their relentless pursuit of revenue maximization.
“Constant presence on the ground and routine checks at night to stop the illegal transport of minerals has paid off and we will continue to strengthen the mechanism to further boost revenue collection,” he said.
In 2019-20, the department had earned revenue of Rs 4,576 crore. In 2020-21, it rose to Rs 4,965 crore. But revenue in 2021-22 increased by Rs 1,413 crore from 2020-21.
It is estimated that around seven lakh people are directly and 25 lakh indirectly engaged in the state’s mining sector.

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