No. 16/7/2015-M.VI (Part)
Government of India
Ministry of Mines
New Delhi, Shastri Bhawan
Dated the 16th September, 2015
WHEREAS in terms of the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 9B of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Act, 1957 (67 of 1957), the State Governments shall, by notification, establish a District Mineral Foundation in every district in the country affected by mining related operations.
AND WHEREAS mining related operations largely affect less developed and very remote areas of the country, and vulnerable sections of the population, especially Scheduled Tribes, therefore, it is especially necessary that special care and attention is devoted, in an organized and structured manner so as to ensure that these areas and affected persons are benefitted by the mineral wealth in their regions and are empowered to improve their standard of living.
AND WHEREAS in terms of sub-section (3) of section 9B, the rules for the functioning of the District Mineral Foundations are to be prescribed by the State Governments.
AND WHEREAS the Central Government, on a careful consideration of the matter, is of the opinion that the national interest requires that all District Mineral Foundations should implement a development programme for the mining affected areas that includes a certain minimum provision for the social and infrastructure needs of the population and area, and the Central Government has, accordingly, framed the Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana to be implemented by the District Mineral Foundations from the funds accruing to them in terms of the MMDR Act, 1957.
NOW THEREFORE the Central Government in exercise of the powers conferred under section 20A of the MMDR Act, 1957, in the national interest hereby directs the concerned State Governments to incorporate the ‘Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana’ (the details of which are annexed herewith) into the rules framed by them for the District Mineral Foundations and to implement the said Scheme.
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