Revenue of the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau for the year 2021 has increased by 74 percent as of the end of August.
The Bureau said as of August it had earned a revenue of Rs.2.02 billion.
The revenue was generated through the issuance of permits for mining, licenses for transport of sand, gravel and soil and licenses for the export of mineral resources including surveys conducted by the Bureau for various external agencies.
The Geological Survey and Mines Bureau has issued 777,000 licenses for the transportation of sand, gravel and soil thus far this year.
Accordingly, the number of transport licenses issued by the end of this year will exceed one million.
Also, the Bureau has also issued 12 exploration permits, 1,856 industrial permits, 281 trade permits and 374 export permits.