Ministry/Department : Ministry of Mines
Objective: To provide for the welfare of areas and people affected by mining related operations, using the funds generated by District Mineral Foundations (DMFs)
To implement various developmental and welfare projects/programs in mining affected areas that complement the existing ongoing schemes/projects of State and Central Government
To minimize/mitigate the adverse impacts, during and after mining, on the environment, health and socio-economics of people in mining districts
To ensure long-term sustainable livelihoods for the affected people in mining areas
At least 60% the fund will be utilized for “High Priority Areas” like Drinking water supply, Environment preservation & pollution control measure, Health care, Education, etc.
Rest of the fund will be utilized for “Other Priority Areas”, such as Physical infrastructure, Irrigation, Energy & watershed development and Measures for enhancing environmental quality.
Launched in 2015