M`rashtra: Centre formulates an Integrated Action Plan to tackle Naxals

The Central Government has formulated an Integrated Action Plan to be implemented in the Naxal-infested Gondia and Gadhchiroli districts in Maharashtra, the state Legislature was informed on Monday.

Last Updated: Mar 14, 2011, 18:56 PM IST

Mumbai: The Central Government has
formulated an Integrated Action Plan to be implemented in
the Naxal-infested Gondia and Gadhchiroli districts in
Maharashtra, the state Legislature was informed on Monday.

"I hope this will reinforce the efforts of the State
Government for providing the basic needs and employment
opportunities to people in these areas, Governor K
Sankaranarayanan said in his address to Budget session of the
state legislature.

"In order to provide specialised training to police in
anti-Naxal operations in forest areas, `Alpha Hawk Academy` is
being established at Nagpur," he said.

With a view to strengthen the coastal security, the
state government has established 12 coastal police stations
and 32 check posts and 7 additional coastal police stations
will also be established. For coastal security, 57 boats will
be made available out of which 28 boats have already been
delivered, he said.

The government has taken a decision to establish a
Marine Police Training Academy in Raigad District, he said.

From the security perspective, smart cards have been
issued to 75,558 fishermen and 22,946 fishing vessels while
1,434 non-fishing vessels are being registered.

The Mahatma Gandhi Tanta Mukt Gaon Scheme entered
its fourth year of implementation on August 15, 2010. The
scheme is receiving a very good response and in the first and
the second year of the scheme, 2325 and 2891 villages,
respectively, have been declared dispute-free.

In the third year of the Scheme, 4,247 villages had
been declared dispute-free. Out of these, 360 villages are
eligible for "Vishesh Shantata Puraskar", he said.

PTI