577 civilians, 260 security men killed in naxal violence in 2010

A total of 577 civilians have been killed while more than 260 security forces personnel lost their lives across the country in naxal violence this year.

Last Updated: Nov 09, 2010, 16:26 PM IST

New Delhi: A total of 577 civilians have
been killed while more than 260 security forces personnel lost
their lives across the country in naxal violence this year.

During the same period, 137 Maoists were killed with
the maximum of them in Chhattisgarh (72) followed by West
Bengal (37) and Jharkhand (12).

The information, updated till October, was given by
Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Maken through a
written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

The maximum number of civilians were killed in West
Bengal (185), Chhattisgarh (143), Jharkhand (112) and Bihar
(48) amongst others.

Chhattisgarh accounted for the maximum number of
casualties for security forces personnel with 163
casualties, while West Bengal (34) and Jharkhand (22) were
the other states where the forces lost the most number of
their troops.

"Sixty nine development schemes of various ministries
of Government of India are being implemented for comprehensive
development of naxal affected areas in the country...Planning
Commission has been monitoring progress of the development
initiatives in 35 Left Wing Extremist affected districts of
the central government`s flagship programmes," Maken said.

Planning Commission has initiated the process of
preparing Integrated Action Plans (IAPs) for Left Wing
Extremism affected disticts, which envisage comprehensive and
rapid development of affected areas, he said.

PTI