A Comprehensive Dataset on India's mining policies, royalties and taxation structure
The dataset presented is purely secondary in nature. For a long time, sale prices of minerals in India and changes in regulatory costs have always been shifted to end use consumers within the all inclusive sale price implying that rising royalty charges have increased the consolidated sale price of the mineral overall due to the ad valorem nature of the royalty determination. Data presented addresses this cascading level of taxation significantly affecting the mining industry, moreso since the incorporation of levies of DMF and NMET etc. It also presents comparative data for Goa and Odisha; two states associated with extremely high mining illegalities. The impact of loss to the state exchequers of such high scale can be easily reflected by these acutely affected areas. Mass data presented for India along these paradigms is extremely scanty and necessitate further comparative analyses on similar parameters corresponding to other mineral rich states available, apart from Goa and Odisha, to be able to provide for improving policies, regulatory behaviour and better overall performance in the Indian mineral sector.