More Maoists shun violence, join mainstream: Chhattisgarh minister

The minister said the welfare schemes announced by the Raman Singh government have created a better environment for economic development of the tribal-dominated regions and also helped win the confidence of the people.

Last Updated: Dec 03, 2016, 17:53 PM IST
More Maoists shun violence, join mainstream: Chhattisgarh minister

Rameswaram: Chhattisgarh School Education Minister, Kedarnath Kashyap said on Saturday that the state government is trying all efforts to make Maoists avoid violence and join the mainstream of society. They are yielding with effective results with several ultras laying down arms.

"Many Maoists are quitting Maoism to lead a normal life..." he said during a visit to the temple town.

The minister said the welfare schemes announced by the Raman Singh government have created a better environment for economic development of the tribal-dominated regions and also helped win the confidence of the people.

More children in these regions are now getting attracted towards educational institutions as the government was taking steps to provide all kinds of facilities to pursue quality education, he said.

On the education front, Kashyap said, development of any state depends on the quality of education being provided and to strengthen it, the administration was making concerted efforts.

"The state government is taking effective steps to provide quality education to the children, especially those belonging to the tribal community," he said.

To ensure quality education to all, more schools were being set up every year by the government, he added.