• 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.