YouTube pays ₹4 lakh royalty per month for my lectures, says Gadkari

PTI Bharuch (Gujarat) | Updated on September 18, 2021

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari   -  The Hindu

During Covid times, I became a chef, started cooking at home and giving lectures through video conference, he further added.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said he gets ₹4 lakh every month as royalty from YouTube, as viewership of his lecture videos posted on the platform has increased during the pandemic period.

While reviewing the progress of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway (DME) in Bharuch, Gadkari further said his ministry had started rating road construction contractors and consultants.

During Covid-19 times, the road transport and highways minister said he did two things.

"I became a chef and started cooking at home and giving lectures through video conference. I delivered more than 950 lectures online, including lectures to foreign university students, uploaded on YouTube.

"Viewership of my YouTube channel increased, and YouTube now pays me ₹4 lakh per month as royalty," he said.

Gadkari, who is known for his frank views, said that in India, those who do good work don't get appreciation.

Published on September 17, 2021

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