The Naxal insurgency started in Odisha in late 1960s and by the beginning of 2000s, the red rebels were well-entrenched and calling the shots.
The number of LWE-affected districts has come down from 21 to 10 due to proactive response of the government and security forces.
The State completed work of more than 1,400 km in the last two and half months
During the Question Hour, the minister said that there has been a 'sharp reduction in geographical influence of Maoists in the country' due to the Modi government's policy.
With the polls announced, leaders of political parties are beginning to show up but the shadow of fear looms.
The police chief defended his force against the charges of going slow on Naxals and expressed hope that several successful operations against the extremists will be carried out in the near future.
Addressing chief ministers, state ministers and top officials of 10 Naxal-hit states, Shah also said that the fight against the Maoists has now reached its final phase.
Due to joint efforts of both Central and State governments, there has been a reduction in the number of extremist incidents, Soren said.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik said that from 70 per cent of the state's 30 districts being hit during the peak of Naxal activities, Odisha now hardly has parts of three districts affected by it.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bhupesh Baghel of Chhattisgarh, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy of Andhra Pradesh and Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan did not attend the meeting.
Baghel was scheduled to attend a convention of Chandranahu Kurmi Samaj in the state's Mahasamund district on Sunday afternoon, he said.
An all party delegation led by CM Soren will also meet Amit Shah and submit a memorandum demanding caste census and a separate column for Sarna tribal religion in the 2021 census
Sixteen centres across the district have been set up with at least 50 students each centre wherein teachers from government schools, retired personnel and those willing to contribute for the society.