The Navhind Times || March 01, 2019
The Goa District Mineral Foundation (Trust) has disbursed funds to the tune of Rs 1.1 crore towards schemes for benefit of residents in mining belt, as on February 28, 2019.
Of the disbursals, Rs 50.3 lakh was to mining affected people in the north district and Rs 49.7 lakh to mining affected residents of south district.
A north Goa DMF meeting was held on Thursday wherein members considered proposals for funding two school buses in Pissurlem and Honda for transportation of school children in the two villages. Read more
CSE || FEBRUARY 28, 2019
CSE has analyzed the gaps in socio-economic and human development parameters in mining-affected areas of Keonjhar district and has proposed an outcome-oriented model plan for the DMFT.
Keonjhar is the top mining district in India in terms of DMFT collection, total funds in DMFT is more the Rs.2,600 crore. This is about 43% of Odisha’s DMFT collection, The state has a total of Rs. 6,100 crore in DMFT combining all mining districts. Read more
The New Indian Express || Published: 25th February 2019
The Bhupesh Baghel government gave a strong missive to the collectors to ensure effective utilisation of funds but no construction activities out of it in the urban areas.
RAIPUR: A query by the Chhattisgarh chief minister to all collectors apparently left the officials poker-faced and tongue-tied adding strength to the contention on how the funds released under the district mineral foundation (DMF) scheme actually didn’t reach the people affected by various mining activities in the state. Read more
TEAM HERALD || February 23, 2019
PANJIM: For better coordination, planning and monitoring, Government has decided to set up District Mineral Foundation (DMF) Trusts office at the district level-North and South.
After being pulled up by the Bombay High Court at Goa over constitution of DMF, the State Government has notified it as a trust, which would be headed by District Collectors.
Directorate of Mines and Geology (DMG) in January notified the Goa District Mineral Foundation (Trust) Rules, 2018. Read more
The Telegraph || Correspondent in Daltonganj || Published 22.02.19
Cash-rich Palamau District Mineral Foundation Trust (PDMFT) will now sponsor from its royalty infrastructure water supply to 54 villages impacted by mining, revamp of anganwadis, advanced training of auxiliary nurses-cum-midwives, among others.
This was decided at a meeting of the mineral foundation trust in the office of Palamau DC Shantanu Kumar Agrahari, who also happens to be the trust chairman, on Wednesday evening. Chhatarpur BJP MLA Radha Krishan Kishore, vice-chairman of Palamau zilla parishad Sanjay Singh, district mining officer Manoj Toppo, several pramukhs and up-pramukhs were among those who attended the meeting. Read more