Applications invited for works under mining fund

PANAJI; The directorate of mines and geology has invited applications from mining dependent people to take up works under the Goa District Mineral oundation (GDMF). A total of Rs 180 crore has been collected under the fund, out of which Rs 93 crore is from North Goa and Rs 86 crore from South Goa.

The directorate has assumed an active role on this matter after a sharp rap by the high court of Bombay at Goa, which expressed shock and concern over the state’s non-utilization of mining funds. It then asked panchayats to create awareness about the district mineral foundation fund (DMFF) so that appropriate projects can be taken up. Read more

Courtesy: The Times of India

Punjab Cabinet approves formulation of the Punjab District Mineral foundation rules 2017

Punjab News Express || August 24, 2017 08:54 PM

CHANDIGARH : The Punjab cabinet on Thursday took a series of important decisions, including formulation of the District Mineral Foundation Rules to ensure implementation of development programmes in the areas affected by mining in the state.

The cabinet also gave ex-post facto approval to issue appointment letters to 1337 candidates out of the existing merit list in the unemployed qualified Teacher Eligibility Test namely PSTET-2. De-reservation of posts in certain categories in the Department of Defence Welfare, approval to the Guardians of Governance scheme and extension, till June 30 next year, to service providers in the Veterinary Department are other key decisions taken by the cabinet meeting held here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. Read more

CM reviews development works done through DMF

the pioneer Saturday, 08 July 2017 | Staff Reporter | Naya Raipur

Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday chaired a meeting of District Mineral Foundation at the Mantralaya here.

The Chief Minister reviewed the development works underway in various districts from the funds utilised from DMF.

Chhattisgarh collected Rs 712.04 crores under ‘District Mineral Foundations’(DMFs) from all the 27 districts of the State where the Foundation had been established, the Central Government had informed last year. Read more

Much-needed respite for granite industry

Ongole: The decision of government of Andhra Pradesh to reduce the rate of collection of district mineral fund from 30 percent to 12.5 percent is going to help the galaxy granite industry which is facing a hard time in the state for the past few months.

It is a regular practice to the government to revise the royalty for the minerals for every three years. In September 2015, the government enhanced the royalty for granite for 25 percent, which became a burden for the granite industry.

At the same time, the central government proposed all the states to constitute District Mineral Foundation to take up various programs for overall development of the persons and the area whose ecology has been degraded by the rampant mining. Read More

Courtesy: The Hans India

Govt committed to social, eco equality for deprived: President

The government is committed to social and economic equality for the “deprived and disempowered” sections as enshrined in the Constitution, President Pranab Mukherjee said while asserting that all its schemes are for the poor, deprived and underprivileged.

In his address to the joint sitting of Parliament, Mukherjee spoke about a host of government schemes and initiatives covering aspects like housing, LPG connections, electrification, healthcare, education, farmers’ welfare, welfare of the specially-abled, rural development and urban development.

“All the schemes of my government are for the poor, deprived and underprivileged,” he said. Read more

Courtesy: Business Standard

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