Rs 3,300 cr plan for Maoist zones

Govt unveils Rs 3,300 cr plan for Naxal areas

The Centre cleared an ambitious plan on Friday to give Rs 3,300 crore directly to 60 Naxal-affected districts to create basic facilities for the millions living on the fringes of existence and try to make up for decades of alienation and misgovernance. Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Rs 25 crore

was being sent to each of the 60 districts for the next four months, and another Rs 30 crore next year to build facilities such as schools, health care centres, roads, and improve food distribution.

India unveils Rs 3,300 cr plan for naxalite hit districts

Govt unveils Rs 3,300 cr plan for Naxal areas

India has unveiled a Rs 3300 Cr plan for development in 60 naxalite affected tribal and backward districts in nine states. Under the Integrated Action Plan (IAP), the move will address the healthcare, drinking water, education and roads. The IAP would be given as an additional central assistance scheme on 100 percent grant basis to be implemented in two years.

Jindal plant in Orissa served notice

he environment ministry has threatened to revoke the environment clearance for Jindal’s integrated steel and power plant in Angul, Orissa, for starting construction work at the site without seeking mandatory forest clearance. The Jindal Steel and Power Limted (JSPL) spokesperson said there was noviolation of environment norms and both environment and forest clearance had been granted. “The construction done was for keeping the equipment and not for the plant,” he said.

Wives stall cremation to claim relief

Raipur, Nov. 26: Two women prevented the cremation of their dead husband for about 12 hours, each laying claims over the compensation money released for him by the government, sources said.
The bigamist Kanthi Ram, 48, a resident of Dujari in Chhattisgarh’s Korba district, was trampled to death on Thursday night when was returning home after attending nature’s call in the nearby forest.
The forest department has released a compensation of `1.5 lakh as per the rule.

JR Tanti gets Udyog Ratna Award

Managing director of Synefra Engineering & Construction Ltd (a Tanti Group Company), JR Tanti, was conferred the Udyog Ratna Award by the Institute of Economic Studies (IES) for his outstanding contribution in the field of industrial development.

Synefra was honoured with the award for its contribution towards sustainable development. The award was presented by governor of Chhattisgarh, Shekhar Dutt, at a seminar held in Delhi.

IES, comprising economists, parliamentarians and industrialists, is committed towards improvement of the Indian economy.

Security forces bust Maoist camp in Bastar

hhattisgarh Police and Central Reserve Police Force personnel in a joint operation busted a Maoist camp in Narayanpur area in Bastar District.

Superintendent of Police, Bastar, Sunder Raj said there are many Maoist camps situated in various areas of the district.

"From past four-five days this operation was going on. During the operation, forces identified a large Naxalites (Maoists) training camp, which was going on in the hilly region of Tirkanath", Sunder Raj said on Thursday.

Chhattisgarh asks officers to shun public functions

Raipur, Nov 26 (IANS) In a strongly-worded circular, Chhattisgarh's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has asked officers of all ranks to avoid public functions to gain personal publicity.

In a circular sent by the general administration department to divisional commissioners, district collectors and chief executive officers of the district panchayats, the government has said no official should attend public functions as chief or special guest or preside over such functions.

Chhattisgarh Police arrest Maoist rebel in Bijapur

Bijapur (Chhattisgarh), Nov.27: Chhattisgarh Police on Saturday confirmed the arrest of a senior Maoist rebel during a routine operation near Bijapur.

The arrested Maoist was identified as Median Gucha alias Aitu. Police said that he has confessed to the killing of Special Police Officer Irpa Dinesh.

B. P. Raj Bhanu, Additional Superintendent of Police, Bijapur, said Gucha, along with his Maoist group, had abducted Dinesh and his family while they were travelling in a bus.

He said five members of the family were released one by one, but by the end of October, Dinesh was killed.