Saturday, September 05, 2020

CM seeks more Bastaria battalion, mobile towers with CRPF

 |  | RAIPUR

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has demanded a special recruitment rally by the Army for the youths of Bastar and immediate setting up of 1,028 sanctioned mobile towers to increase telecom facility in Naxalite-affected districts.

In a letter to Home Minister Amit Shah, Baghel has sought the Centre's cooperation in better implementing the state government's action plan to eradicate Maoists from the region.

The Chief Minister said the state government's three-dimensional programme "Trust-Development-Security" aimed at winning the trust of the people in the Naxalite affected regions and taking forward development work amid a safe environment have shown good results.

The Union Home Ministry had allocated seven additional CRPF battalions for Chhattisgarh in 2018. It was decided to deploy the forces in the worst affected areas of southern Bastar districts of Sukma and Bijapur.

Money has been disbursed for setting up of battalion headquarters and work has been completed at most locations, Baghel said.

He said it has been learnt that 10 CRPF battalions have been removed from Jammu and Kashmir. In this case, providing the seven allocated battalions to Chhattisgarh immediately will help in effective implementation of the anti-Naxalite movement.

He said the 1,028 sanctioned mobile towers should be established soon.

Along with this,  the Chief Minister has requested a special recruitment rally by the Army for the youth of Bastar.

He has also talked about forming an additional Bastaria battalion of the Central Armed Police Forces. This will give the local youths employment and show better results on the Naxalite front.

The Chief Minister has sought construction of roads with pre-fabricated technology in Bastar division, so that the work can be done with high quality in a short time

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