Senior security advisor to Union Home Ministry K Vijay Kumar directed the police officials of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha states to work in coordination to curb Maoist activities in their respective areas, at a meeting with the border area officials held at the ITDA Office here Thursday.
He reviewed the developmental works being taken up under the Left Wing Extremist (LWE) and Integrated Action Plan (IAP) schemes for 2012-13, to provide basic amenities in the border areas as a means to prevent Maoist activities.
He asked the officials of revenue, medical, panchayat raj, roads and buildings, forest, irrigation and rural water supply (RWS) departments, as well as ITDA, to prepare more proposals for providing basic amenities in the border areas under LWE and IAP. He also said the government would offer technical training in different trades to unemployed tribal youth.
He further said the governments would give more priority to basic infrastructure in the border areas. He also said the Union government was committed to putting an end to Maoist menace and claimed that the Maoist activities had been reduced to a considerable extent due to the efforts and developmental works in the border areas. ITDA project officer Veera Pandian submitted proposals with Rs 374 crore for taking up 1,542 works under the Tribal Sub-Plan.
He also appealed to the Centre to sanction Rs 2,555 crore for construction of 4,284-km roads in the Agency areas, Rs 120 crore for construction of a bridge on the Godavari at Charla, Rs 100 crore for rail connectivity to Bhadrachalam area, Rs 10 crore to provide Internet, DTH and other communication facilities, Rs 500 crore for the development of educational infrastructure facilities to Bhadrachalam area and Rs 12 crore for construction of buildings for Anganwadi centres and godowns in the area.
Central Home Department director Deepak Kumar Kedia, CRPF IGs HS Siddu, NRK Reddy, DIG MC Ladda, Warangal Range DIG Kantha Rao, Chhattishgarh IG Kalluri, Odisha DIG Neeladhar, Khammam SP AV Ranganath and other officials attended the meeting.