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Home building to get costlier, royalty increased on 39 mining products

Rajasthan government announces an increase of up to 30% in royalty

February 1, 2018, 12:42 pm

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Jaipur:  Constructing a house is going to get more expensive in Rajasthan. The government has decided to increase royalty on 39 mining products, including marble, gravel, granite, by 25 to 30 percent. On the other hand, the royalties of sandstone, limestone, and lime will remain as it is. This development will not only make life difficult for common people who want to build homes but will also have an impact on the real estate business in the state. According to the order, the charges of gravel trolleys will witness a rise of Rs 20 while the charges for gravel trucks will go up by Rs 150. The royalty has been increased from Rs 35 to Rs 40 rupees per tonne on gravel in Bharatpur, Jhunjhunu, Dhaulpur, Tonk and Sikar districts. In the other districts of the state, the royalty has been increased from Rs 30 to Rs 35 on gravel. Therefore, the charges for gravel will increase by Rs 5. Similarly, the royalty on limestone has been increased to Rs 35 in Alwar, Bharatpur, Jaipur, Jhunjhunu, and Sikar. In other districts, it has been increased from Rs 23 to 28 rupees. The royalty of Makrana’s marble has been increased to Rs 490 per tonne while the same on marble in other parts of Rajasthan will now be Rs 560 per tonne. Marble was first impacted with the introduction of GST and will now again see a change in costs. The previous instance of government increasing the royalties was witnessed in August 2014.

First published: October 28, 2017