Goa’s District Mineral Foundations – a solution or problem

The District Mineral Foundation (“DMF”) was created by the MMDR Act amendment in early 2015. The DMF is for the benefit of mining affected people and areas. Goa has set up the North Goa and South Goa DMFs. Conservative estimates are that Rs. 180 crores would be annually available to Goa’s DMFs. Unfortunately, the rules of Goa’s DMFs do not follow the law, and are quite dangerous. The DMF governance structure creates the possibiity of it becoming a giant slush fund available to the political party in power. Here is a page on Goa’s District Mineral Foundations.

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