Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy on Saturday said that creation of jobs in Naxal-hit areas will help keep youths away from extremism.
He directed the officials concerned to conduct a survey in Naxal-infested areas in the state about providing employment to youths so that they are not attracted towards Naxalism.
The direction comes in a high level meeting convened by the Chief Minister to review law and order situation in the state.
Additional efforts should be put in a focused manner in the remote areas to provide job-oriented training to unemployed youths and sensitise them against getting attracted to extremism, he said.
Reddy was briefed about the recent review meeting on internal security held in New Delhi and the state's preparedness in tackling any emergency situation.