Rajnath reviews development projects in Left Wing Extremism affected States

| Updated: Aug 05, 2017 00:55 IST

New Delhi [India], August 4 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today reviewed the status of development projects and security related issues in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected states, and said that the multipronged strategy comprising of security, development, ensuring rights and entitlements of local communities should be vigorously pursued. The Home Minister reiterated the concept of 'SAMADHAN', which is used in the security operations in the LWE affected states. The elements of this strategy are S for Smart Leadership, A for Aggressive Strategy, M for Motivation and Training, A for Actionable Intelligence, D for Dashboard-based Key Result Areas and Key Performance Indicators, H for Harnessing Technology, A for Action Plan for Each Theatre and N for No access to Financing. Extensive deliberations were held at today's meeting to review the progress of projects including Road Requirement Plan (RRP), air connectivity, power, education, and health and banking sectors. Under the RRP-1, 4433 km roads have been constructed which include 1504 km road constructed during the last three years in the most difficult areas. In addition to reviewing the RRP-1, Singh expressed concerns over the delay in submission of Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) by the State Government. While reviewing the air connectivity programme, it was mentioned that the Jagdalpur airport will be operationalised shortly under Regional Connectivity Scheme. It was also pointed out that there is a plan to connect Jeypore airstrip in Odisha under this Scheme. The meeting was informed that the remaining 717 villages in LWE affected areas will be covered under intense electrification scheme shortly. Eight solar parks which were planned for LWE affected areas for which land acquisition, is under progress. During the meeting, it was also informed that significant improvement has been made in filling up the vacancies in the security forces. The opening of new bank branches and ATMs in 35 most LWE affected districts was also reviewed. The Home Minister mentioned that all the ongoing development projects should be taken up with the concerned central Ministries and the State Governments and it should be ensured that these are completed in a time bound manner. In addition to the Home Minister, the meeting was attended by the Minister of State (Home) Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, OSD (MHA) Shri Rajiv Gauba and senior officers from the Ministry of Home Affairs and the CAPFs. (ANI)