Maharashtra police has succeeded in reducing effects of Naxalism in Gadchiroli, Gondia and Chandrapur districts in the state, said Governor K Sankaranarayanan on Monday.
The Governor was addressing the joint session of both Houses on the first day of the four-day Legislature session. “In 2013-14, to strengthen the Anti-Naxal Operations in Naxal-affected areas and repose confidence of public, ‘Janjagran Melawas’ and ‘Grambhets’ are being organised extensively,” he said.
“The Navasanjivan Project, which aims to hold a dialogue with more and more Naxals to surrender and lay down their arms, has resulted in surrender of 49 Naxals,” he said. “To expose the school-going children of Naxal-affected tribal areas to urban Maharashtra, a new Scheme ‘Apla Maharashtra Suvarna Jayanti Yojana’ has been launched,” he said. Under Special Infrastructure Scheme, various facilities have been created and fortified police stations are proposed.
The Governor informed the Legislature that a decision has been taken to impart training to the students belonging to the schedule Tribes through eight Universities and two training centers. This is aimed at preparing them to appear for pre-competitive examinations of Indian Administrative Services and State Administrative Services conducted by Union Public Service Commission and Maharashtra Public Service Commission.