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CSE disappointed by Centre’s Rules on Mines and Minerals (Contribution to DMF) and Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojna

  • Centre has notified Rules on DMF, which require 10 per cent and 30 per cent royalty as contribution to DMFs; it has also instituted Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojna (PMKKKY)

DMF rules notified by Odisha Government will bring limited benefit to mining-affected communities, says CSE

  • CSE analysis shows management of DMF funds is bureaucrat-driven with minimal participation of affected communities in decision-making bodies

Policy Brief: The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Ordinance, 2015

Promoting short-term growth over long-term sustainability of the mining sector

❑ Will not lead to any significant improvement in mining governance

❑ Will restrict investment, innovation and best practices

❑ Will lead to reckless mining and poor environmental practices

❑ Will exacerbate conflicts and alienate local communities further

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