Odisha Tops DMF Collection, But Invests Wrongly

New Delhi, July 31, 2018:  Odisha tops District Mineral Foundation {DMF} collection with Rs 4,453 crore, but investments not reflecting the priorities of mining-affected people, says CSE’s latest analysis CSE releases the crucial 2018 assessment of the DMF scheme. Odisha one of the top five mining states assessed closely Report analyses 12 mining states. Does in-depth assessment […]

DMF Implementation Since 2.5 Years: Progress & Unheard Voices

By Prakash Kumar Sahoo, Keonjhar: In about two and half year time since District Mineral Foundation (DMF) came into effect, the knowledge and awareness about it still remains very poor among people of mining-affected areas. In an awareness meeting held by a New Delhi based non-profit think tank, Centre for Science and Environment on August […]

Professionalisation of DMF with Low cost Delivery & Speedy Implementation of Welfare Projects are Need of the Time: NALCO CMD

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: With rich mineral resources, and revolutionary schemes like Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana and setting up of District Mineral Foundations, our mining sectors in the country are all set to address the developmental issues of the mining areas and people living around these areas.  However, success to these schemes […]

Gaps Remain, Despite Odisha‘s Pole Position with Regards to Funds Received under District Mineral Foundation: CSE

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Report finds that there are shortfalls on various fronts, from institutional and administrative issues, to planning and budgetary allocations. However, the state Planning and Convergence Department assures that institutional issues will be resolved by the end of 2017 • Odisha remains the top state in terms of DMF accruals. As per the […]

In 2 years, DMF Collects Rs 5,800 crore: CSE Assessment

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: Odisha, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh alone account for close to 70 per cent of total money deposited in DMFs DMF instituted in March 2015 under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, with the aim of giving mining-affected people in India a share in the benefits from mining Has […]

CSE organises meeting of community groups in Bhubaneswar on DMFs

By Subhransu Panda, Bhubaneswar: Odisha is not performing as expected in ensuring people their rights over natural resources in DMF front observe CSE in Bhubaneswar workshop. DMFs aimed at ensuring people get their rights over natural resources, but the state is lagging behind in making the system inclusive – finds the meeting A meeting of civil society groups organised by […]