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Odisha takes up projects worth over Rs 6,438 crore under DMF

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

government has taken up 11,434 projects worth over Rs 6,438.23 crore under District Mineral Foundation (DMF) in various districts of the state by December, 2018, an said.

Of the 11,434 projects, 9,044 projects have been categories as high-priority sectors like drinking water, education, preservation, pollution control, health and sanitation, skill development and livelihood activities.

The balance 2,378 projects are in other priority sectors like development of physical infrastructure, irrigation, watershed, and afforestation, the said.

The issue was discussed at a high-level review committee chaired by AP Padhi here.

Padhi directed the departments to keep a tab on the projects under DMF and tune them with the departmental projects so as to avoid any duplication and augment the outcomes for the people.

A district-wise review of the programmes revealed that Angul, Jajpur, Jharsuguda, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Koraput, Mayurbhanj and Rayagada are the top eight districts in the DMF fund collection and allocation.

Of the total 11,434 projects, these eight districts have 11,254 projects. While Angul district has 2,214 projects, Jajpur 1,875, Jharsuguda 508, Keonjhar 771, Sundergarh 4,631, Koraput 801, Mayurbhanj 77 and Rayagada has 377 projects, the said.

Instituted in March 2015 under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act (1957), District Mineral Foundation (DMF) work for the interest and benefit of persons and areas affected by activities.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 19:50 IST