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Mangalore Customs collects Rs 447 cr revenue

Our Bureau Mangalore | Updated on February 04, 2013 Published on February 04, 2013

The Mangalore Customs Commissionerate collected revenue of Rs 447 crore till February 4, 2012-13.

Addressing the media here on Monday, D. Purushotham, Commissioner of Customs, Mangalore, said the revenue target fixed for 2012-13 is Rs 630 crore. The commissionerate has already collected Rs 447 crore till now. “We are hopeful of achieving the target for the current fiscal,” he said. Commodities like crude oil and petroleum products, coal, fertilizers, LPG, chemicals, timbers, vegetable oil, raw cashew nuts and kernels and coffee beans contribute to revenue in the commissionerate.

Some of the major industries such as Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) contributed Rs 50.12 crore, Udupi Power Corporation Ltd Rs 18.81 crore and Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers contributed Rs 37.25 crore to the total revenue collection till the end of December during 2012-13.

The preventive unit operating at Mangalore headquarters and Karwar Division performs anti-smuggling operations with sub-units at Malpe, Kundapur, Kumta, and Bhatkal. The unit detected and booked three offence cases involving a total value of Rs 34.68 crore during the current fiscal.

Under the existing reward scheme, the Government of India grants rewards to informers who provide specific information leading to the seizure of goods, currency, bullion, drugs or leads to detection of duty evasion, including wrong declaration of quantity, description, value, Purushotham said.

Mangalore Customs Commissionerate covers 17 districts in Karnataka. It has coastal jurisdiction extending from Talapady in Dakshina Kannada to Majali in Uttara Kannada . This includes 10 minor ports, one major port and an international airport.

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Published on February 04, 2013
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