‘People First: District Mineral Foundation Status Report, 2018’ , was released by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in a public function in New Delhi on July 31st, 2018.
The report evaluates the progress and performance of DMFs in India’s 50 key mining districts across 12 states. In addition, it includes an in-depth assessment of 13 districts across five key states—Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan – to understand how the DMF funds are being used and whether it is serving the beneficiaries- the mining-affected people.
The release was followed by a day long multi-stakeholder national meeting on DMF, which included civil society members from various states, officials of the Ministry of Mines, State Secretaries and DMF officials and well as District Collectors and DMF members from India's top mining districts.
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