District Mineral Foundations are statutory bodies in India established by the State
Governments by notification. They derive their legal status from section 9B of Mines
and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 as amended on 26 March 2015
as Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2015. This amendment
came into force from 12 January 2015.
Each District Mineral Foundation is established by the State Governments by notification
as a trust or non-profit body in the mining operation affected districts.
The objective of District Mineral Foundation is to work for the interest of the
benefit of the persons and areas affected mining related operations in such manner
as may be prescribed by the State Government.