MP to strengthen police to fight Naxal menace
Alarmed by increasing Naxal activities MP Govt has decided to strengthen police force in its four districts.india Updated: Jun 06, 2006 20:21 IST
Alarmed by increasing Naxal activities in neighbouring states, Madhya Pradesh government today decided to strengthen police force in its four districts and sought active public participation in spurring development activities.
"Government is responsible for ensuring that Naxalite don't misguide tribals. Development activities through active public participation should be spurred in a manner that tribals have sense of belonging to democratic system," Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said at a review meeting of Naxalit menace.
Since naxalites are mainly active in tribal and forest areas, government departments should co-ordinate with each other and pay special attention to redress people's grievances, he said.
Though situation was under control in Madhya Pradesh, naxal activities in neighbouring states have sparked a need for utmost alert, Singh said issuing directives to strengthen police force in naxal-infested Mandla, Dindori, Balaghat and Sidhi districts.
The meeting also discussed various measures to solve problems of forest dwellers pertaining to land and rehabilitation, improving roads and telecommunication network at grassroot level.