President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said that the services being rendered by the Ramkrishna Mission Ashram, Narayanpur, for the socio-economic development of the people of Abujhmad are exemplary. "Abujhmarh, I am told, is homeland to one of the 'particularly vulnerable tribal groups' of our country, the abhjhmarhias".
The 'plight of tribals' in Bastar region was once again talk of the Congress agitation as leaders pointed State Government taking no initiatives to benefit persons living in this area. The 'gherao' of Narainpur and Kondagaon Collectorates on Friday, saw massive response from the tribals showing resentment against BJP Governmnet. Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee President Nand Kumar Patel vouched that if Congress is voted to power, it will bring sea change in the Bastar region.
Planning Commission, Government of India has accepted the proposal of Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh and included Narayanpur and Bijapur districts of Chhattisgarh in the list of Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF) districts. An amount of Rs 10 crore each will be granted to both the district per year for carrying out development of the districts. It is to be mentioned here that Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh had written to the Planning Commission on May 29 for included Narayanpur and Bijapur districts of Chhattisgarh in the list of BRGF districts.
The atmosphere at Ramkrishna Mission Ashram and Maa Sharda Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre turned emotional when Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh took a malnourished child 'Suman' into his lap and blessed that the child would one day be know Dr. Suman and become the Chief Minister of the State. The CM was in Orchha to review the ongoing Gram Suraaj Abhiyan. Earlier, the Chief Minister paid a surprise visit to Orchha development block falling under Narayanpur district.
Security Forces for the first time took the fight to the doorstep of hardcore hinterlands when they kept on with their conquest for five days exploring villages undisputedly controlled by left ist ultras. Police forces along with Central reserve Police Forces (CRPF) Cobra Battalion, Special Task Force (STF) as also Maharastra police made it to villages Gadh Jatwar, Toke and Hikonar said to be about 47 kms from District Headquarters.
The Third Infantry of Indian Army have reached Narayanpur for Jungle Training in order to improvise their skills and dexterity. This is the third brigade sized force which after establishing its soldiers in jungle warfare training. The training cycle will be on the ;lines of earlier two brigades. The Army has shown keenness in wanting to carry out training in Jungle Warfare in Chhattisgarh as the terrain as well as the climatic conditions is most suitable.
The Centre is set to involve Ramakrishna Mission in development activities in the Naxal heartland, impressed by its dedicated pursuit of welfare in the thick of fear and chaos in Narainpur district in Chhattisgarh.
Union rural development ministry is positively considering the Mission's Rs 23 crore proposal to aid education, health, greenery, water harvesting and sports in the region.
Four Maoists were arrested in Narayanpur district. The police had announced cash rewards for those who find these Maoists.
Police said the district police team and Special Task Force were on their search patrol late on Wednesday when they gathered information about Maoists hiding near Madhonar village. The team sprang to action and arrested the four Maoists – Madhonar, Gangaram Korram, Mayaram and Dasamu Korram.
Police also seized a large cache of explosives, arms and weapons. They also seized Maoist literature and posters.
Rural development minister Jairam Ramesh holds forth on tackling the Maoist problem and issues of governance that plague the country at present