UP govt earns 21.5 per cent higher mining revenue than last year

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Lucknow, Dec 22 (PTI) The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday said the state earned Rs 420.82 crore from mining activity so far this year despite the adverse circumstances due to COVID-19 pandemic.

This is 21.5 per cent higher than that compared to the last financial year (2019-2020), an official statement issued by the government said.

It stated that UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was informed about this during a presentation made to him at his official residence on Tuesday by the mining department.

The state also earned a revenue of Rs 120.20 crore under the ISTP (Inter-State Transport Pass) of minerals ('UP-Khanij'), the statement further said.

The Chief Minister said that the priority of the state government is to make available 'UP-Khanij' like sand and gravel at fair price for building constructions, the statement said. PTI NAV HDA