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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…

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Mine owners too will be party in silicosis PIL

Jaipur: The Rajasthan high court on Wednesday ordered that mine owners too be made party to the petition relating to making provisions for workers and those suffering with silicosis. Observing that orders were not being implemented, it said that a survey of mines…

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…