Review group set up to monitor Naxal menace

Published: 09th August 2012 10:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th August 2012 10:40 AM   |  A+A-

The Centre has constituted a review group under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary to ensure coordinated efforts to tackle Naxalism in the nine affected states.

The committee members are drawn from all ministries concerned which are instrumental in running development projects at the cutting-edge level. “The high level committee will look into development and security activities to tackle Naxal problems in the affected areas in a comprehensive manner,” Defence Minister A K Antony told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Sources in the Home Ministry said after a detailed analysis of the Left Wing extremism, the Home Ministry had constituted five committees to accelerate the development schemes in Naxal-infested-regions. These groups have been asked to look into the planning, implementation and monitoring of the security and development projects.

“Both the Centre and the states are working on two pronged strategies of security operation and development. On one hand state government reviews and conducts security operation against the red terror if required, and the Centre on the other promotes development schemes,” sources said.

The Planning Commission is also doing macro level monitoring of the implementation of the schemes under integrated action plan for the government which so far sanctioned 63,416 development projects in the affected districts.


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