DMFs become a project machine…..

PMKKKY (Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana) is a guideline for framing rules by States for the District Mineral Foundation proposed under the amended MMDR 2015 Act. The guidelines categorise two major heads for expenditure viz. high priority areas and other priority areas thereby also emphasising the utilisation of funds collected under respective DMFs. The following table will provide state wise ategorisation of sectors and amounts allocated for each sector. One would find that rather than directly benefiting the ‘mining affected communities’ government is building projects from these funds for providing basic essential services as if communities are burden in the absence of such a fund. Read on….

 

 

 SNo Name of Projects Odisha  Chhattisgarh  Madhya Pradesh
No of Projects Allocated (INR) Spent (INR) No of Projects Allocated (INR) Spent (INR) No of Projects Allocated (INR) Spent (INR)
1 Drinking Water Supply 3061 494.02 68.23 993 176.26 00 270 4548.04 0000.00
2 Environment Preservation and Pollution Control 30 7.82 2.19 229
104.95
 82   2894.87  
3 Health Care 133 435.86
50.22 651 123.19
   137 6691.22
 
4 Education 390 144.80
 29.49 3264 504.93
  514
7819.07  
5 Women and Children Welfare 59 15.19
1.90
521  21.06    128  469.4  
Irrigation 285 93.44
29.73 349  83.13   34 589.99
 
Power NIL –  NIL   NIL  –   
Physical Infrastructure 373 552.82 51.97 2724 653.15   787
 22297.81
 
Skill Development 7  42.45 2.60
143* 28.01
   428  1087.33  
10  Public Facilities 33   0.50 0.15
NIL   –  – NIL  –   
11  Energy 50  34.66
6.52
NIL  –  –   NIL   –  
12  Sanitation 14  15.59
 0.45 421 99.57
   158  978.54  
13  Sports 5 0.34
 0.07 NIL   – –  NIL –   
14  Housing NIL  – –  NIL –  –  NIL –   
15  Welfare of Aged and Disabled People NIL –  –  36 11.67
  4   626.93  
16  Watershed Development  10.88  3.70 702** 84.68
  7**  2731.81  
17  Agriculture & Allied Activities NIL –  –  534
78.66   NIL –   
18  Infrastructure NIL –  –  13  2.37   NIL  
19  Human Resources NIL –  –  9 5.06    NIL –   
20  Government schemes/Programmes NIL –  –  1  0.02   NIL –   
21  Training & Capacity Building NIL  –  –  119  11.61   NIL –   
22  Administrative or Establishments & etc NIL  –  –   0.07   NIL –   
23  Other Social Development Activities 12.81
9.16
NIL  – –  NIL –   
24  Afforestation 0.72
0.27
NIL  –  –  NIL –   
Total 4441 1861.90 256.65 10712 1851.03 2549 50265.61

* Skill development & employment
** Energy & Watershed Development