Jharkhand: 36,000 people `liberated` from Maoists
New Delhi: Security forces have "liberated"
56 villages with over 36,000 population from the clutches of
Maoists in Jharkhand`s Saranda district, where a new
developmental action plan will be implemented soon.
Describing it as a major success, home ministry officials
said the villages under six `Gram Sabha` had been under the
dominance of the naxals for a long period and as a result no
development has taken place there.
"After consistent efforts, security forces liberated the
area from the clutches of the Maoists," an official said.
Under the `Saranda Action Plan`, prepared by the Rural
Development Ministry, the government will immediately
distribute solar lanterns and bicycles, help construction of
pre-fabricated houses for BPL families under the Indira Awas
Yojana (IAY) and bridges with the help of Army and distribute
hand-pumps for drinking water.
The Centre will also help the Jharkhand government to
raise one battalion (approximately 1,000 personnel) of Indian
Reserve police force by recruiting local tribal youth.
The Home Ministry will provide the funds to raise the
Indian Reserve force battalion.
This force will be deployed to provide security to the
local population and help authorities to carry out the
development activities, officials said.
The Jharkhand government is also likely to give land
`patta` to some local population living in the area, as many
of them are living in government lands, enabling them to
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