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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…

CM focus on better life in mining areas

Ranchi, July 13: Residents of state’s mining areas will get drinking water, sanitation, health and education, chief minister Raghubar Das said today during a review meeting at Project Building. Chairing the meeting, Das sounded out focus areas for the district mineral…



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