PMKKKY was announced by Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in September. This type of scheme in which individuals living around the mines, whose lives have been affected by some mining work, have come for the first time.
Modi ji had once mentioned in his speech that the people whose area is creating due to the area. His development has stopped somewhere. In such a situation, it is very important for them that the first step in this path was announced on the birthday of Modi Ji as a welfare scheme for the Prime Minister’s Mineral Sector.
Key points of Pradhan Mantri Kshetra Kalyan Yojana:
• The main goal of this scheme is to work for the development of the mine area as well as the welfare of the migrants there.
• Under this scheme, care will also be taken on how to deal with the environmental damage caused by mining. And how to reduce pollution. The objective of this scheme is to reduce the pollution caused by mining work in the area.
• Employment opportunities will even increase for local people.
According to this plan, more attention will be paid to healthy way of life by the government.
In particular, the facilities included in PMKKKY are as follows –
1. Health care facilities,
2. Clean and Healthy Drinking Water Facility
3. Skill development,
6. Taking care of children and women,
7. Welfare measures for disabled and old people.
This will work on the welfare scheme of the Prime Minister Mineral Region.
All these works will be taken from the District Mineral Foundations (DMFs) out of which 60% of the funds will be used for environmental development and skill development. Besides this the fund behavior will be as follows:
1. Waterway Projects.
3. Construction of bridges and roads
4. Alternative energy sources.
5. Farmers’ irrigation facilities
Through the Pradhan Mantri Khanji Kshetraral Kalyan Yojana, the government wishes that the lower living standards of the people living around the mine should be improved, which include the tribal, wild, and mining-affected people.
All these funds will be from their respective areas through DMFs. In this direction, the Central Government has passed the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act on 12 January 2015 by the government.
For this, the Central Government has already sent a notice to the miners:
1. The miners who have already taken a lease for the mining act of 12/01/15 will pay extra from the royalty payment to the DMF, which will be 30% more.
2. The miners who have taken the lease after 12/01/15 will pay 10% more than the royalty payment.
3. Through the additional payment thus received, DMF will work for development in their respective districts as per PMKKKY.
Director of Union Food Ministry d. Veena Kumari announced on 31 July that the guidelines of the Prime Minister’s Mineral Sector Welfare Scheme will soon be amended by the Center to implement District Mineral Basis Funds smoothly.
According to him, auditing performance will be included, which can focus on the ability of companies and Gram Sabha to implement implementation. He also released a DMF examine report prepared by CSE, stating that “areas that need to be strengthened are being identified”. We have plans to conduct state-level workshops in states with different mineral effects.