USE OF FUNDS IN District Mineral Fund
04 AUG 2021 5:16PM by PIB Delhi
As per sub-section (2) and (3) of Section 9B of the MMDR Act State Government are empowered to make rules prescribing composition and functions of the District Mineral Foundation. However, the Union Government has circulated Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojna (PMKKKY) guidelines on 16.09.2015 to be incorporated in the DMF rues framed by the State Government.
The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2021 which came into effect on 28.03.2021 empowers the Central Government to issue directions to the State Governments with respect to composition and functions of DMF. Accordingly Central Government has issued order on 23.04.2021 to all the States to include MPs, MLAs and MLCs in the Governing Council of DMF in the larger public interest.
This information was given by Minister of Mines, Coal and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Pralhad Joshi in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.
(Release ID: 1742341)
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