Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh is all set to lay the foundation stone and provide Rs 50 crores for development-related works at Naxal hit Palnar village in Datnewada district to make it the ‘first cashless village’ in the state.
Once a Naxal-hit area, the project will make way for a cashless shopping complex, milk ATMs and animal husbandry.
The district administration and police have been working tirelessly to make the event a success.
Under the Digital India scheme, the region is all set to become a free wi-fi zone and the shopping complex will have point-of-sale (POS) machines.
The region will also have health ATMs, where patients will get treatment by city doctors via internet interaction. Apart from these, there will be e-classes and e-libraries for the village students.
Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in view of the chief minister’s visit on Saturday. A three-layered security cover has been put in place.
As many as 10 anti-landmine vehicles and bomb disposable squads have been deployed. Every vehicle passing through the region is being checked. Helicopters will hover over the region to conduct security surveillance of the region.