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 over…

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…

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…

C’garh Among 7 States Contributing To Addl. Mining Revenue

Chhattisgarh is among seven states where mineral blocks have been auctioned resulting in total additional revenue of Rs47,551 crore to the Central government as on November 2016. The other states where the mineral blocks were auctioned were Andhra Pradesh, Madhya…

Chhattisgarh becomes first state to e-auction minor mineral

Chhattisgarh has become first state in the country to e-auction minor mineral mines. The state government auctioned the Bharda dolomite mine located in Bilaspur district through the e-auction route. The mine having an estimated reserve of about 1.5 million tonnes is…

Mining-affected people’s welfare fund gets Rs.2,404 crore

The District Mineral Foundation (DMF), meant for the welfare of people affected by mining-related operations, has witnessed a paltry collection of Rs.2,404 crore till date. The Mines and Mineral Development and Regulation Amendment Act, 2015 recommended the…

Odisha raises Rs 1,100 crore under District Mineral Foundation

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…