Royalty a compensation for rights, privileges; tax a levy under law without any benefit: Supreme Court

The Court upheld the royalty/ charges levied by Kerala government from two companies as compensation for controlled release of river water, enabling them to generate electricity for their private consumption.
Royalty a compensation for rights, privileges; tax a levy under law without any benefit: Supreme Court
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The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the royalty/ charges levied by Kerala government from two companies as compensation for controlled release of river water, enabling them to generate electricity for their private consumption (Indsil Hydro Power and Manganese Limited v. State of Kerala).

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