CSE Regional Media Briefing Workshop, Ranchi, Jharkhand: July 3, 2015

July 24, 2015

CSE organised a Regional Media Briefing Workshop? on July 3, 2015 in Ranchi, Jharkhand? on ?District Mineral Foundations (DMFs). DMFs were? created recently by the Government of India for the benefit of communities impacted by mining.

Over 45 journalists from Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha, three states where mining is a key activity participated.

Mining is known to benefit governments, companies and individuals -- but not the people who live around the mined land. The country’s most mineral-rich states and districts have the poorest people. According to poverty estimates by the Planning Commission for 2011-2012, in the three top mining states of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha, the proportion of population below the poverty line is nearly 40 per cent, much higher than the national average of 21.9 per cent.

CSE's Director General Sunita Narain, and CSE's Deputy Director-General Chandra Bhushan? held a briefing? on the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2015 and ?DMFs. Lunch was followed by a lively panel discussion on ?Sharing Benefits with Communities: Challenges and Opportunities. The panelists included Santosh Kumar Satapathy, Principal Secretary?, Department of Mines & Geology, Jharkhand?; Sonali Das, Bureau Chief?, The Times of India, Ranchi?; Ramesh Sharan, Head of Department of Economics?,?? ?Ranchi University?; ?and Ramesh Sharma, National Convener?, Ekta Parishad?.? The? local? ?media reported on the workshop and mediapersons said their understanding of DMFs was greatly enhanced.


Workshop Agenda
List of participants
District Mineral Foundation

By: Chandra Bhushan

The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act 2015

By: Chandra Bhushan

Sharing the Wealth of Minerals

By: Chandra Bhushan

DMF Policy Brief
Media Clippings
Ameer dharti ke gareebon dasha badalna badi chunauti

- Part 1
Daily Chhattisgarh, July 23, 2015

Ameer dharti ke gareebon ki dasha badalna badi chunautiÔÇï - Part 2

Daily Chhattisgarh, July 23, 2015

District Mineral Foundation should be people centric, says CSE

Indus Valley Times, July 1-15, 2015

Jharkhand to get Rs 1000 crore every year for mining-hit people

Hindustan Times, July 05, 2015

Concern over DMF rules

Deccan Chronicle, July 3, 2015

Har ziley ko milenge INR 100 crores

Prabhat Khabar, July 4, 2015

Royalty ki rashi se prabhavit logon ka vikas hona chahiye: Sunita

Ranchi Express, July 4, 2015

Gramsabha tai karegi kis yojana main kharch ho rashi

Dainik Jagran, July 4, 2015

Khan prabhaviton ko milega 4000 crore

Hindustan, July 4, 2015

Gramsabha ke madhyam se hoga Khanij Prabhavit kshetra ka vikas

Dainik Bhaskar, July 4, 2015

CSE warns states over DMF rules

The Pioneer, July 4, 2015

CSE suggestions for running trusts in mineral rich states

The Times of India, July 4, 2015