Ernakulam contributes the major chunk of state tax revenue
The commercial capital of Kerala contributes almost half of the total tax revenue of the state.
According to the The Hindu report, Ernakulam district scored a distinction in revenue mobilisation, contributing ₹18,846.73 crore to the State exchequer during the last fiscal, thus meeting 89.15% of the target. The total revenue mobilised from the district is roughly 48% of the state's own tax revenue (SOTR).
The office of the deputy commissioner of commercial taxes at Ernakulam topped the list of contributions from the district with ₹15,197 crore, meeting 89.35% of the target. Mattancherry commercial tax deputy commissioner's office mobilised ₹1,473.49 crore, hitting 88.13% of the set target. Lottery department (₹710.02 crore), district registrar (₹647.15 crore), Ernakulam Regional Transport Office (₹359.06 crore), and Muvattupuzha Regional Transport Office (₹121.16 crore) were the other major contributors.
National Savings Scheme collected ₹158.01 crore, thus exceeding the target of ₹135 crore. Perumbavoor Divisional Forest Officer mobilised ₹28.23 crore while Malayattoor and Kothamangalam Divisional Forest Officers mobilised ₹2.50 crore and ₹ 95 lakh. Mining and Geology Department collected ₹33.93 crore and Ernakulam Excise Deputy Commissioner ₹7.54 crore.
Kanayannur taluk mobilised ₹19.23 crore through revenue recovery, which was 87.21% of the target while Kothamangalam taluk collected ₹3.11 crore, which was 95.53% of the target.
Kerala Financial Corporation collected ₹2.47 crore, Kerala State Financial Enterprises ₹8.12 crore, Kunnathunadu taluk ₹10.81 crore, and Aluva taluk ₹10.49 crore through revenue recovery.