Bhubaneswar, Aug 11 () With above Rs 1,100 crore in hand under the District Mineral Foundation (DMF), the Odisha government today asked the District Collectors to make judicious utilisation of the funds meant for poor people living in the mining areas.

Chief Secretary A P Padhi said this to District Collectors while chairing the first meeting of the recently formed State Level Committee (SLC) on DMF. District Collectors as heads of the district level committees participated the meeting though video conferencing.

“Spend the DMF fund most judiciously prioritising the mining affected areas,” Padhi told the Collectors.

Replying to a question, steel and mines secretary R K Sharma said so far above Rs 1,100 crore have been collected under the DMF. Read More