About Us



District Mineral Foundations are statutory bodies in India established by the State Governments by notification. They derive their legal status from section 9B of Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 as amended on 26 March 2015 as Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2015. This amendment came into force from 12 January 2015.Each District Mineral Foundation is established by the State Government by notification as a trust or non-profit body in the mining operation affected districts.

About DMF

To implement various developmental and welfare projects/programs in mining affected areas that complement the existing ongoing schemes/projects of State and Central Government. To minimize/mitigate the adverse impacts, during and after mining, on the environment, health and socioeconomics of people in mining districts To ensure long-term sustainable livelihoods for the affected people in mining areas. Care has been taken to include all aspects of living, to ensure substantial improvement in the quality of life. High priority areas like drinking water supply, health care, sanitation, education, skill development, women and childcare, welfare of aged and disabled people, skill development and environment conservation will get at least 60 % share of the funds. For creating a supportive and conducive living environment, balance funds will be spent on making roads, bridges, railways, waterways projects, irrigation and alternative energy sources. This way, government is facilitating mainstreaming of the people from lower strata of society, tribal’s and forest-dwellers who have no wherewithal and are affected the most from mining activities.

In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 15(4) and Section 15 A of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 (as amended in 2015), the Government of Jharkhand hereby makes the following rules called the Jharkhand District Mineral Foundation (Trust) Rules, 2016 to regulate the composition, functions and manner of working of the District Mineral Foundations and the amount of payment to be made to the District Mineral Foundations by the concession holders of minor minerals for the interest and benefit of persons and areas affected by mining related operations.


Need for Convergence

It is a known fact that convergence brings synergy among different Government programmes and schemes in terms of their budgeting, planning, process, man-power deployment and implementation, and thus facilitates optimum utilisation of available resources in achieving development goals. Therefore, it is often felt that there is need for convergence between such budgetary and extra-budgetary resources, which will result in effective utilisation of available resources. This, in turn, will help achieving synergetic development.