Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Chhattisgarh Governor promises assistance to naxal victims

Raipur, May 9: Chhattisgarh Governor Lt Gen K M Seth today promised to provide all assistance to the naxal victims of the state.

"We are with the large number of people, who are staying in relief camps in Dantewada district because of the naxal violence," Seth told a function organised to flag off two truck loads of about Rs 22 lakh worth of relief materials for the villagers staying in the relief camps, official sources said here.

The Governor also said steps were being taken to provide torch to each of the tribal families through the red cross society.

Including today's 10,300 mats and clothes and utensils for 300 families, the Indian Red Cross has so far provided Rs 62 lakh worth of relief materials, the sources said.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Raman Singh has also appealed to the rice millers of the state to provide relief materials for the naxal affected people here.

A large number of villagers in Dantewada district are engaged in Salwa Judum or peace campaign against the maoists, Singh said adding, because of the naxal violence also a large number of villagers have migrated out of their villages and staying in relief camps.

About 50,000 villagers of Dantewada district are staying in such government run relief camps after the maoists stepped up violence activities in June last year.

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