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Naxal-hit villages declared Ambedkar villages

india Updated: Jul 14, 2010 10:19 IST
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Monday directed the officers to declare all Naxal-affected villages as “Ambedkar villages”. Mayawati said that developmental activities should be speeded up in these villages.

Mayawati said basic facilities like health, education, road, electricity, drinking water, distribution of pattas and foodgrains should be taken up on priority in all Naxal affected districts.

The Chief Minister issued these instructions after a meeting of division commissioners and other senior officers attended by Cabinet Secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh, Chief Secretary AK Gupta, additional cabinet secretary Netram, Principal secretary (Information) VS Pandey and Principal Secretary (Home) Kunwar Fatehbahadur.

Laying stress on improvement in law and order situation in three Naxal-affected districts- Chandauli, Sonebhadra and Mirzapur, Mayawati said work on the approved schemes should start without further delay. She said no objection certificate from forest department or from the central government should be obtained to roll out other pending schemes.

Mayawati said that SDMs would be responsible for removal of encroachment from the land allotted to scheduled caste and scheduled tribes.

Instructions have also been issued for the allotment of housing and agriculture land to SC/ST and other deserving people in the villages. She said FIR should be filed against the land grabbers in the villages.

In order to improve consolidation work, Mayawati has directed for the constitution of a committee to chalk out an action plan. On food adulteration front the chief minister said drive against the adulterators should be intensified. She said sale of spurious drugs would not be tolerated. She also laid stress on supply of seeds and fertilizers to farmers in time.