District Mineral Foundation (DMF): Status Report 2017

This report is an evaluation of the progress and performance of DMFs in India’s 50 key mining districts across 11 states. The focus of the review is on examining the implementation status of DMF provisions as related to financial contributions and accruals, institutional arrangements including transparency and accountability mechanisms, and planning and budget allocations for undertaking various works and programmes that serves the needs of the affected communities. The reference period of the study is from institution of DMFs in 2015 till nearly the end of the previous financial year, February 2017.

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