I earn Rs 400000 royalty per month from YouTube: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari 

WION Web Team
NEW DELHIUpdated: Sep 17, 2021, 09:19 PM IST

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari. Photograph:(PTI)

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"I delivered many lectures online, which were uploaded on YouTube. Owing to huge viewership, YouTube now pays me Rs 4 lakh per month," he said.

Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, stated on Friday that YouTube pays him Rs 4 lakh per month in royalties since viewing of his video lectures on the social media platform rose during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gadkari said his ministry has begun grading road building contractors and consultants while reviewing the development of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway (DME) in Bharuch.

Gadkari stated he did two things during COVID-19. 

"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, which were uploaded on YouTube. "Viewership of my YouTube channel has increased, and YouTube now pays me Rs. 4 lakh per month as royalty, " he said.


Gadkari, who is known for his candid opinions, stated that those who perform well in India do not receive recognition. 

(With inputs from agencies)