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I get Rs 4 lakh royalty per month from YouTube for lecture videos: Gadkari

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said he gets Rs 4 lakh per month as royalty from YouTube, as viewership of his video lectures posted on the social media platform increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I get Rs 4 lakh royalty per month from YouTube for lecture videos: Gadkari
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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari (File Photo)

New Delhi

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

During COVID-19 times, Gadkari 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 universities students, which were uploaded on YouTube. 

''Viewership of my YouTube channel increased and YouTube now pays me Rs 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.

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