Fund in place, site yet to be located

BHUBANESWAR: Even without site selection for the proposed medical college, the governing council of the Keonjhar District Mineral Foundation (DMF) Trust has sanctioned `50 crore for the college.The governing council is reported to have decided to provide financial...

Keonjhar mining fund to be spent in affected areas

Keonjhar: A lion’s share of funds from District Mineral Foundation (DMF) trust will be utilized for development of mining-affected areas in Keonjhar district.The second governing body meeting of the DMF trust was recently held at Keonjhar collectorate. Presiding...

Govt to put 17 non-coal mines on the block again

Six major states — Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Odisha, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh — would be re-tendering 17 non-coal mines for auction. The decision is in the wake of the lack of interest shown by miners to the first auction owing to various reasons — dull...

New entity planned to aid land acquisition process

Dec 28, 2016- The Energy Ministry has been mulling establishing an entity to help the Budhi Gandaki Hydroelectric Project Development Committee in land acquisition and rehabilitation of locals who will be displaced by the 1,200 MW scheme.The proposed body will work...

DMF Money For Regular Plan Works Opposed

People from various mines-bearing districts attending a meeting here have opposed utilisation of the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) money for regular plan works. While more than Rs1,600 crore has already been collected from the mining companies, utilisation of...