The state has seen a revenue growth rate of 9.81%, for the year 2016-17, compared to that in the previous financial year.

Andhra earned total revenue of Rs 46000 crore for 2016-17 breaking down the numbers
news Revenue Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 17:49

Andhra Pradesh may have opposed bifurcation, but it looks like they're still able to show a positive revenue growth, even though they were left struggling with inadequate infrastructure and without a capital. 

The state has officially generated Rs 46,285.30 crore, via its seven revenue earning departments, which translates to a revenue growth rate of 9.81%, for the year 2016-17, compared to that in the previous financial year.

Here's how the various departments have fared.

For the financial year 2016-17, the total revenue earned by the Commercial Tax department up to March 2017, is Rs 33,566.65 crore, which is a growth rate of 12.29%.   

Meanwhile, the Prohibition and Excise department achieved a growth rate of 5.88%, by earning Rs 4,644.45 crore during 2016-17. 

Only two departments showed a negative growth rate. While one was the Department of Registration and Stamps, the other was the Forest Department.

While the former's growth rate fell by -4.01%, the Forest Department registered a negative growth rate of -49.29%. 

Meanwhile the Transport Department earned Rs.2,463.71 crore, clocking a growth rate of 15.71%.

With a growth rate of 22%, the Department of Mines and Geology earned Rs.1,700.61 crore, while the Land Revenue department’s growth rate was 17.33%, earning a revenue of Rs.267.90 crore. 

The state also released some district-wise data. 

"Krishna District is the highest revenue collector with Rs.16,226 crore, followed by Vishakhapatnam at Rs.12,130 crore and Guntur at Rs.3,648 crores," a press release from the Andhra CMO said.  

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu held a review meeting with officials of the revenue earning departments in the state on Tuesday. 

Stating that it was important to make up for the revenue losses incurred due to bifurcation, Naidu said that appropriate measures had to be taken. 

Expressing dissatisfaction at the Forest Department's failure to auction seized red sanders wood, Naidu said that an action plan and strategy should be put in place to increase the revenue from the department.

He also asked officials to conduct a study on how demonetisation affected the revenues of the Stamps and Registration department. 

Meanwhile, the state said that the total tax revenue for the year 2016-17 was Rs.44,055 crore, while non-tax revenue was Rs.5,046 crore.

 

Read: The AP growth story: How the state considerably improved its revenue after bifurcation

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