Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday said the District Mineral Foundation Trust Fund (DMF) should be utilised to upgrade the arrangements in gauthans established under Suraji Gaon Yojana.
Development of grazing area, shed construction for multi-activity centres, construction of Devgudi and ‘Ghotul’ in Bastar region are permitted under the Fund, he said.
Baghel was holding a review meeting of the Mining department here, an official statement stated.
He said the plan is to develop gauthans as Rural Industrial Park. The shed constructed will be utilized for income generation activities by women self help groups.
The CM Haat-Bazaar Clinic Scheme has been effective in remote and rural areas. The vehicles for the scheme will be procured from the DMF.
Baghel said farmers should be provided irrigation facilities by installing pumps to utilize water stored in unused mines. The royalty amount of minor minerals should be disbursed to the Panchayats.
The Chief Minister approved a proposal to explore new areas for minerals mainly diamond, gold, silver, copper, tungsten, base metal, nickel, bauxite and iron ore with assistance from companies having mining technical expertise.
Star Rating standards have been developed for mining lease holders. The rating is based on scientific and systematic mining of mines, environmental protection, conservation of minerals and compliance of mine safety measures.