According to the home minister, the CRPF, BSF and ITBP are all prepared to give final blow to the LWE in the next few months which will prove to be the last nail in its coffin.
"The LWE cadre strength has also come down to 50 in 2023 from 150 in 2019,” the Chief Minister said.
He urged LWE-affected states to collaborate by forming joint teams of civil and police officials to probe financial support for naxals.
The areas that were once under the influence of CPI (Maoist) have shrunk from 21 districts to limited pockets of 10 districts.
To combat left-wing extremism, Centre focusing on better roads, ATMs, mobile towers in affected areas
The number of LWE related violent incidents have come down by 76% in 2022 in comparison to the high of 2010, said the minister.
Sources said police informers are not able to instantly apprise security personnel of the presence and movement of Naxals in the region as telecom connectivity is not robust in the district.
Shah appreciated the efforts of the Navin Patnaik-led state government regarding Left-wing extremism initiatives.
Shah's visit to the state comes amid the BJD extending its support to the bill replacing the Delhi services ordinance in a boost to the treasury benches, especially in Rajya Sabha.