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UP incurs loss of Rs 477.93 cr revenue in mining sector: CAG report

District mines officers did not cross check facts that led to unauthorised excavation

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Uttar Pradesh was deprived of revenue of Rs 477.93 crore because of unauthorised mining operations, a report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India said on Thursday. The audit report on the revenue sector for 2015-16 laid out in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly said the state suffered the loss as its geology and mining department "did not monitor the submission of mandatory quarterly returns, realisation of difference of royalty on revision of rate and assess the price of minerals and interest on late payment of royalty”. It stated that the district mines officers ...

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 17:23 IST
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