In Bhubneshwar Court Cases Stall Rs 7,125 Crore Revenue
BHUBANESWAR: A claim of a whopping Rs 7,125 crore revenue under different categories by the State Government remains uncollectable for years, thanks to litigations.
This figure came from the Finance Minister, Pradip Amat, in response to a written question from Sanjib Sahu (BJD), in the Assembly on Monday.
The disputed claims include commercial taxes to the extent of Rs 2,085.96 crore against 109 organisations, industrial water access of Rs 1281.66 crore against 13 industrial houses, Rs 1809.7 crore mining revenue against 11 organisations, electricity duty dues of Rs 1874.01 crore against 26 industries and excise revenue of Rs 21.62 crore against two organisations.
As per the claim of the state government, Sterlite Energy Limited/Vedanta Limited owe Rs 202.77 crore commercial taxes followed by Bhushan Steel Limited which has an outstanding of Rs 195.50 crore.
The highest claim of Rs 872.14 crore of power bill is pending against Indian Charge Chrome/IMFA followed by Rs 354 crore against Central public sector Nalco and Rs 314.81 crore against Rourkela Steel Plant, he said.
The Steel and Mines Department failed to collect Rs 1809.70 crore as mines royalty from 11 different organisations including Rs 1317.17 crore from MCL, Sambalpur, Rs 328.42 crore from Tisco, Joda East Iron Mines, Rs 65.88 crore from RP Sao Joda Guali Iron Mines, Rs 26.08 crore from Nalco, PP Mali and 25.09 crore from Rungta Mines Limited, Joda.
The Finance Minister said the Water Resources Department is yet to collect industrial water cess of Rs 1281.66 crore from 13 organisations. The major defaulters are Nalco, Angul (Rs 439.01 crore), Ballarpur Industries (Seva) (Rs 291.82 crore), Ballarpur Industries (Rs 158.67 crore) and SE Railways, Jharsuguda (Rs 138.12 crore).