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Government of India
Ministry of Mines
07-December-2011 12:50 IST
Royalty Rates of Mineral
Royalty is collected directly by the State Governments

 

Royalty is collected directly by the State Governments. As per the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 (MMDR Act), a mining lease holder is required to pay royalty for any mineral removed or consumed from leased area to the State Government as per rates specified in Second Schedule to the MMDR Act, 1957 by the Government. The rates of royalty were last reviewed and revised by the Government on 13.8.2009.  In terms of the provisions of the MMDR Act, 1957, since the royalty rates can be enhanced only once in three years, the Ministry of Mines has set up a Study Group on revision of rates of royalty and dead rent for major minerals (other than coal. lignite and sand for stowing) on 13.9.2011 .

 

 As per available information, details of royalty collection by important mineral producing State Governments in the last three years are given below:- 

 

Royalty collections for major minerals (excluding coal & lignite) in last three years for some important mineral producing States: -                                           

(in crore rupees)

            States

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

Chattisgarh

153.89

474.39

1201.74

Jharkhand

63.23

319.04

440.42

Karnataka

184.13

433.12

647.35

Tamilnadu

104.24

130.56

319.71

Rajasthan

641.81

997.28

N.A.

Andhra Pradesh

242.85

370.38

566.23

Orissa

431.35

654.46

N.A.

Maharashtra

107.42

85.10

N.A.

Madhya Pradesh

191.42

351.49

338.09

Goa

27.46

285.91

974.19

Total (above)

2147.8

4101.73

4487.73

 

 

 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Mines (Independent Charge) Shri Dinsha Patel in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

 

SKS