No inputs to suggest Naxals forcing people to grow opium: Govt

The government on Wednesday said there are no indications that suggests Naxals in Chhattisgarh are forcing the people to cultivate marijuana and opium to earn money.

Updated: May 05, 2010, 18:59 PM IST

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said there
are no indications that suggests Naxals in Chhattisgarh are
forcing the people to cultivate marijuana and opium to earn
money.

"There is no input to indicate that Naxalites in
Chhattisgarh are forcing people to cultivate marijuana and
opium in protected areas of their influence to earn money,"
Minister of State for Home Ajay Maken said in a written reply
in Rajya Sabha.

PTI