Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari. Photograph:( PTI )
"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.
In COVID time, I did two things -- I started cooking at home & giving lectures through video conference. I delivered many lectures online, which were uploaded on YouTube. Owing to huge viewership, YouTube now pays me Rs 4 lakhs per month: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari (16.09) pic.twitter.com/IXWhDK6wG9— ANI (@ANI) September 16, 2021
Gadkari, who is known for his candid opinions, stated that those who perform well in India do not receive recognition.
(With inputs from agencies)