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Govt sets up group to look into Naxalism

Govt has set up a 16-member expert group to go into the causes of Naxalism and suggest remedial measures.

india Updated: Jun 07, 2006 18:04 IST

The government has set up a 16-member expert group to go into the causes of Naxalism and suggest remedial measures.

The group headed by D Bandhopadhyay, Chairman of Council for Social Development has been mandated by the Planning Commission to delve in to the causes contributing to continued tensions and alienation in areas of unrest and discontent, official sources said.

The group constitutes former Director of Intelligence Bureau Ajit Doval, Bharatiya Jan Andalon Chairman BD Sharma, senior advocate K Balagopal, former police officials and bureaucrats and representatives of civil society groups.

The Expert Group will look into issues like widespread displacement, forest issues, insecure tenancies and other forms of exploitation like usury and land alienation and suggest specific steps to reduce tensions and causes of discontent.

It will also identify the causes of persistent and abysmally low social and human development indicators and suggest steps for bringing these at par with the rest of the country in a time bound manner.

The group has also been asked to suggest measures to upgrade the levels of governance and strengthen public service delivery in these areas and also suggest ways for achieving livelihood, health and nutrition security.

The Expert Group will also suggest changes in Central and State legislation coming in the way of achievement of these objectives.