UPSC CSE Mains Syllabus: GS-3- Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the
protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

District Mineral Foundation – Issues and way forward

In news:

What is DMF:

District Mineral Foundations (DMF) is a trust, setup as non-profit body in all districts of Chhattisgarh, to work for the interest and benefit of persons and areas affected by mining related operations. It is funded through the contribution from miners. They derive their legal status from section 9B of mines and minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 2015. This amendment came into force from 12 January 2015.


In all 27 reveue districts, District Mineral Foundation Trust is established by the State Governments by notification as a trust or non-profit as perpetual body in the mining operation affected districts.


The objective of District Mineral Foundation is to work for the interest of the benefit of the persons and areas affected mining related operations in such manner as may be prescribed by the State Government.

Composition and Functions:

The overall objective of PMKKKY scheme will be-

Issues in the new rules:

DMF – issues:

What is needed:

Source:”Hindustan Times”.


Assess the concerns raised against the recently proposed rules/guidelines for the use of District Mineral Foundation (DMF) funds to increase focus on creating “tangible assets”.