The United Progressive Alliance government

Devika Banerji / New Delhi July 09, 2010, 0:32 IST

There is a long way to go for the proposed Rs 13,743-crore package for the 35 Naxalite-infested areas, with the Planning Commission still to decide on the extent of coverage and on issues related to implementation of the Integrated Action Plan (IAP).

Saubhadra Chatterji / New Delhi July 9, 2010, 0:35 IST

The finance ministry is planning to change the face of banking in the Red corridors at the tribal heartlands of India. The move is part of the government decision to redraw its law and order management and development plans in view of the growing Naxalite menace threatening the Indian state.

As part of its plan to infuse about Rs 13,400 crore towards development in 35 districts worst hit by the Naxalite problem in nine states, the government plans to earmark about Rs 500 crore to create facilities to ensure deployment of personnel, like teachers and health workers among others, required for the delivery of essential services in those areas.

Suneeti Ahuja Kohli

Priyadarshi Siddhanta

Armed with integrated action plans for 35 Naxalite-affected districts in nine states, the Planning Commission is all set to approach the Union Cabinet for a proposed outlay of Rs 13,742 crore to wean away the tribals from sympathising with the Maoists through comprehensive infrastructure and economic development as well as proper implement of the Panchayats Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act,

Ravish Tiwari

Pointing out numerous deficiencies in the implementation of the UPA government

Naxalites have decided to train their guns against Multinational Companies (MNCs) operating in India.

New Delhi: Pushing hard its development agenda to tackle the Naxal menace, the UPA government is working out a package of around Rs 3,400 crore to upgrade the infrastructure in 34 districts worst affected by the Naxal violence.