Other states to adopt Raj model on silicosis

Jaipur: The Rajasthan State Human Rights Commission’s (RSHRC) pioneering efforts to provide solace to silicosis victims in state have garnered appreciation at the national level. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has accepted it as a model programme in...

Himachal to have mineral foundation trusts in all districts

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...

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...