The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to constitute District Mineral Foundation Trusts in all the districts to assist and provide relief to those affected by mining.

“These trusts would not only provide relief to the people but also ensure development and preservation of areas affected by mining. Crores of rupees would be available for this purpose, state Industries Minister Mukesh Agnihotri told reporters here today.

The cabinet has already approved the proposal in this regard at its meeting held here yesterday and District Mineral Foundation Trust Rules have also been approved, he added. Read More