Raipur: A meeting of State Unified Command was held in Raipur today. Chaired by chief minister Bhupesh Baghel, the meeting reviewed progress in Naxal-affected areas in the state along with public security.
It was informed during the meeting that as a result of the implementation of the ‘Triveni strategy’ of ‘Vishwas-Vikas-Suraksha’ in the state of Chhattisgarh, there is a decrease in Naxal activities. The joint operation of Chhattisgarh Police and Central Armed Police Forces in Naxal-affected areas has not only decreased the Naxal activities but also helped in accelerating development work in this area, which has built-up confidence in people for government and administration.
As a result of the presence of security camps in the core Naxalite area like Jagargunda, Kistaram, Bheji, Pamed, Basaguda, and Tarrem, facilities of better roads, culverts, schools, electricity, PDS, mobile etc are now made available. State Highway No.05 Pally (Narayanpur)-Barsur (Dantewada) road, connecting Narayanpur, Kondagaon, Bastar and Dantewada districts was closed for years, but this road has now been started again. Similarly, Jagargunda, a Naxalite area of Sukma District has been linked through a road with the Dantewada district. In the meeting, instructions were given to complete the ongoing infrastructure-related works in Naxal-affected areas with security within the stipulated time limit. In the meeting, instructions were also given to run a campaign against Naxalism by taking the local villagers into confidence in the Naxal-affected areas.
Besides, discussions were held regarding the welfare of the state and central security forces deployed in the Naxal-affected areas. In the meeting, security forces have been instructed to continuously monitor state’s borders, especially those of Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa and also to share information about Naxalite activities with the adjacent states.