Self-Help Groups funded by DMF to showcase their products at Dilli Haat for next two months

OV Desk

Self-Help Groups (SHGs), funded by District Mineral Foundation (DMF) and under CSR initiatives of Mining companies will be showcasing their products at Dilli Haat for next two months. This initiative has been taken to create a positive vibe and to make the public at large aware about the contribution of Self-Help Group (SHGs) to our society. 

In the Mining Sector the SHGs are increasingly being utilized as platforms for delivering development activities by funding agencies and governmental bodies.

Kosala Livelihood and Social Foundation, a social enterprise supported by HINDALCO, Unnati Maha Sangh, a collective social enterprise supported by BALCO  and Bajrangbali Aajivika Self Help Group funded by Sonbhadra district in Uttar Pradesh under DMF are showcasing their products this week. These stalls were inaugurated by Smt Farida M Naik, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines today. She also interacted with SHGs and appreciated their products prepared by Women SHGs of DMF Sonbhadra and Unnati Maha Sangh and applauded their commendable efforts.

Ministry of Mines, through the amendment in Mines & Minerals (Development & Regulation) (MMDR) Act, in 2015, has made a provision for the establishment of District Mineral Foundation (DMF) in all the districts affected by mining. 

The object of DMF shall be to work for the interest and benefit of persons, and areas affected by mining related operations.

Through DMF various districts have set up a self-help group of Tribals who produce various local products.

Ministry of Mines has been inviting Several SHGs funded by DMF to showcase their products such as Handicrafts, Millet Products, Tasar Silk Products, Coir Products, Household Bamboo Furniture, Dairy Products/ Dry Eatables, Food Masala, Edible Oils and many other similar items, at regular intervals.

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