Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY) – UPSC Prelims

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)
Scheme:
  • 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
Focus:
  • 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.
Factual Information:
  • Launched in 2015