District-Level Meeting: Indicative Plan of District Mineral Foundation (DMF), Chatra

December 05, 2018

December 7, 2018, Friday
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM 

Panchayat Sachivalay, Tandwa, near Range Office
Chatra, JHARKHAND 

Chatra is one of the key mining districts of Jharkhand, and holds over Rs425 crore (till June 2018) in itsDistrict Mineral Foundation (DMF)fund. A new assessment done by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the New Delhi-based research and advocacy think tank, indicates that the major investment in the district has been limited only to water projects and schemes– most of the other important issues and affected areas have been ignored.

 CSE invites journalists based in Jharkhand to a district-level meeting in Tandwa block in Chatra, to discuss the district’s indicative plan on DMF. The meeting will also focus on prioritizing the major issues and concerns faced by the mining-affected areas of Chatra, and the challenges and opportunities in developing a roadmap for DMF planning and implementation. 

Local communities and mining-affected people, NGO representatives, and government agencies are expected to attend. CSE will release its assessment of Chatra’s DMF status in this meeting. 

If you are a journalist working in Jharkhand and are keen to attend the meeting, please contact:

  • Rajeev Ranjan
    CSE Community Supportprogramme, 
    Ranchi,
    Email: ranjan@cseindia.org,
    Contact no. 7004868468.

  • Sukanya Nair
    The CSE Media Resource Centre,
    New Delhi,
    Email: sukanya.nair@cseindia.org,
    Contact no. 8816818864.