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 in cr) Spent (INR in cr) No of Projects Allocated (INR in cr) Spent (INR in cr) No of Projects Allocated (INR in lakh) Disbursed(INR in lakh)
1 Drinking Water Supply 3061 645.45 122.18 1783 187.42 00 292 5661.95 1684.85
2 Environment Preservation and Pollution Control 30 8.08 4.19 283
132.3
77 2678.66 960.95
3 Health Care 133 459.86
77.10 1052 188.04
  145 6939.33
3213.26
4 Education 390 237.20
67.24 4889 675.31
  608
9387.60 5651.02
5 Women and Children Welfare 59 57.03
10.05
1920 54.03   130 485.00 6.40
Irrigation 285 113.39
37.99 503 129.04   34 589.99
161.21
Power NIL –  NIL   NIL  –   
Physical Infrastructure 373 855.61 124.34 5186 1002.48   923
23286,68
9195.30
Skill Development 7 45.10 4.41
215* 59.03
  899 2011.25 100.00
10  Public Facilities NIL
NIL   –  – NIL  –   
11  Energy 50  54.22
27.59
NIL  –  –   NIL   –  
12  Sanitation 14  18.06
0.15 907 123.79
  158 978.54 398.20
13  Sports NIL
NIL   – –  NIL –   
14  Housing 5 3.06 0.66 NIL –  –  NIL –   
15  Welfare of Aged and Disabled People NIL –  –  62 15.20
  4   626.93 478.32
16  Watershed Development NIL  988** 106.30
  12** 2938.20 1338.50
17  Agriculture & Allied Activities NIL –  –  1613
163.39   NIL –   
18  Infrastructure NIL –  –  14 2.39   NIL  
19  Human Resources NIL –  –  9 5.06    NIL –   
20  Government schemes/Programmes NIL –  –  2 0.07   NIL –   
21  Training & Capacity Building NIL  –  –  146 9.32   NIL –   
22  Administrative or Establishments & etc NIL  –  –  0.13   NIL –   
23  Other Social Development Activities 5.57
4.07
NIL  – –  NIL –   
24  Afforestation 9.36
5.86
NIL  –  –  NIL –   
Total 4407 2511.99 485.83 19576 2853.30 3282 55584.13 23187.93

* Skill development & employment
** Energy & Watershed Development