Two Maoist-affected districts, Gadchiroli and Gondiya in Vidarbha, will soon get a special fund of Rs580 crore for development projects.

The state home department plans to implement irrigation and educational projects, along with some key infrastructural works, in an effort to win back the support of locals.

Ranchi, Aug. 9: Jharkhand Indigenous People

Devjyot Ghoshal & Ishita Ayan Dutt / Kolkata/ Lalgarh (west Medinipur) August 10, 2010, 0:32 IST

Promises land rights for tribals, prods insurgents to give up violence

If all roads were leading to Lalgarh early on Monday, by late afternoon there was hardly a way out of the town in the heart of West Bengal

Maoist violence is the consequence of increased atrocities against
scheduled castes and scheduled tribes (especially in the central tribal
belt) and widespread tribal unrest due to commercialisation of forest

Nitin Sethi | TNN

Taking a cue from Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who had suggested a two-pronged strategy to deal with Naxal menace, the Planning Commission, in its agenda for upcoming National Development Council (NDC) meeting on July 24, has proposed adopting a three-pronged strategy to deal with the problem. These will include security, governance and developmental issues.

BHUBANESWAR: The Centre has sanctioned five new road projects worth Rs 465 crore for five districts of the State, worst hit by Left wing extremists and an additional assistance of Rs 179 crore for improvement of 122 km length of roads in Malkangiri district, the hotbed of Maoists.

New Delhi: This is the worst that the government could have ever got from the Supreme Court.

Terming the developmental policies as

New Delhi: A sharp division has surfaced in the Planning Commission over the proposed Rs 14,000 crore Integrated Action Plan (IAP) for 35 Naxal-affected districts. The comprehensive package is expected to focus on ensuring tribals

Saying that winning the hearts of the tribal people in the 35 Naxal-affected districts is crucial to winning the battle against Left-wing extremism, the Planning Commission is likely to suggest comprehensive changes in the Integrated Action Plan (IAP) for the development of these districts.