Minor Minerals

Royalty on the minor Mineral is collected by the Forest Department. The current rates of royalty for various types of minor minerals are as below:

Sand Rs. 30 per cum
Boulder, shigle, unsized stone, Mawthup Rs. 80 per cum
Squared Stone Rs. 95 per cum
Clay Rs. 32 per cum

In order to minimize the cost of collection of Royalty and also to eliminate any chance of evasion of royalty, royalty on the minor minerals consumed by the contractors engaged by various Government Departments/ organizations is collected ex-post-facto from the passed bills of the contractors and is deposited to the Divisional Forest Officer of the Territorial Division having jurisdiction over the area containing work site.