Highlights

  • 11.94 lakh passports issued in 2023
  • Highest figure for a year in Punjab
  • ₹1,218 crore revenue generated in 10 yrs

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In the last 10 years, about 81.20 lakh passports have been issued in Punjab, resulting in a revenue generation of ₹1,218 crore.

11.94 lakh passports issued in Punjab in 2023, highest in a year

A new record was set in Punjab as about 11.94 lakh passports were issued in the state in 2023.

The Tribune reported that this is the highest figure ever for a single year.

According to the data released by the Ministry of External Affairs, Punjab ranked fourth in issuing maximum passports last year, only behind Kerala, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, which have relatively higher populations.

In terms of percentage of population, Punjab registered the highest numbers. In the last 10 years, about 81.20 lakh passports have been issued in Punjab.

Getting a passport costs ₹1,500, hence a revenue of ₹1,218 crore has been generated. In 2023 alone, Punjabis paid a whopping ₹179.10 crore.

Before 2023, the highest number of passports issued in the state was in 2018 when 10.69 lakh passports were issued. In 2019, 9.46 lakh passports were issued.


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