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Uttar Pradesh / Lucknow : Mining department opened treasury for Covid control, 30% can be spent from District Mineral Foundation Trust Fund – Dr. Roshan Jacob

Dr. Roshan Jacob, Secretary and Director, Ghosts and Miners, informed that at present, an amount of Rs. 438 crore 81 lakh is available in the District Mineral Foundation Trust Fund in the state. To deal with epidemics like corona infection, 30 percent of this amount (about 131 crore 18 lakhs) can be spent in the necessary arrangements for the control of corona infection. He also said that DMF fund has only Sonbhadra district only. An amount of Rs. 191 crores is available, out of which Rs. 57 crores can be spent.

Similarly, in the districts of Bundelkhand, funds above Rs. 100 crores are available under the DMF head. 30% of which can be spent. However, in the past Saharanpur, Mirjapur, Amroha, Bahraich, Lakhimpur, Azamgarh, Etawah and Deoria districts, an amount of Rs 46 lakh has also been spent. Dr. Jacob has asked all the District Magistrates to assess the need for medical equipment and infrastructure in the district for a maximum of 30 percent of the District Mineral Foundation Trust Fund as per the circumstances and immediate needs of the district for effective control over infection of Kovid-19 According to the guidelines of the Health Department, be sure to spend in the supply of medical equipment. In the direction issued to the District Magistrates, he has said that in the present circumstances and in the event of upcoming possible infection of Kovid-19, as per the preparations for treatment, maximum 30 percent of the amount deposited in the DMF item, along with the establishment of the oxygen plant, as well as the oxygen pipeline of hospitals Be sure to take necessary action in relation to expenditure related to repair etc. related to work and other necessary medical equipment.