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Union Cabinet Secy Pradeep Sinha hails Odisha over DMF

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Bhubaneswar: Union Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha on Wednesday hailed Odisha government for the successful use of funds under District Mineral Foundation (DMF) in the mining bearing areas of the state.

Sinha while taking stock of the implementation of DMF fund in Odisha via video conferencing said that Odisha has turned into a model state in making effective use of DMF.

Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi informed the Union Cabinet Secretary that Odisha collects Rs 1800 crore annually through DMF. The money is being utilised for the development of the villages affected due to the mining blocks in the state.

“The Union Cabinet Secretary appreciated Odisha’s performance. Our collection is the highest in the country. We have collected Rs 3600 crore and project worth Rs 1800 crore has been sanctioned. The money is being spent for the development of the villages affected due to the mine blocks in the state. The money is spent in different sectors like Women & child welfare, nutrition, road, drinking water, health and education,” informed Padhi to the newsmen.