Ranchi: Law and order situation in
Maoist-affected Jharkhand is not "fully satisfactory", Coal
Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal said Thursday.
"The state should take law and order seriously to
strengthen it as progress of a state depends on good law and
order. Who will set up industry if officials are kidnapped and
killed? "Jaiswal told a news conference here.
He was replying to a query on the recent killing of a
Reliance Power executive Manoj Kumar Ojha and another official
of a private company in the state.
Reminding the state government that the Centre has
been funding police modernisation and purchase of weapons
to strengthen law and order, Jaiswal said law and order had
become the priority area for infrastructural development.
Providing electricity, water, road or any
infrastructure would remain incomplete if law and order
situation remained a matter of concern in any state, he added.
Expressing satisfaction at the Central Coalfield
Limited`s progress to achieve its revised target of coal
production after a review meeting, Jaiswal said there was no
more shortage of railway rakes, which had given a boost to
coal companies to increase their production.