Unified Operational Command in districts are necessary

Chief Minister for district-level Unified Command in Naxalites'-affected regions

Proposal for Central-State forces' joint training centre at Sukma-Bijapur

Dr. Raman Singh stresses on security and social welfare development paradigm                  

Raipur, 05 May 2017 - Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today stressed upon the need for the constitution of district-level Unified Operational Command in the Naxalites' affected districts of the State. Dr. Raman Singh was addressing the State-level Unified Command at Mantralaya (Mahanadi Bhawan). The district-level command can be headed by Superintendent of Police and the officers of the Central Forces should also be its members. The State police forces and Central forces can jointly fight the Naxalaties' violence.

Dr. Raman Singh added that district-level Unified Command should be constituted as early as possible to yield results at the ground-level. The review meetings should be held at regular intervals to revise strategies to counter the Left-Wing Extremism. He also suggested a joint training centre for the jawans of the Central and State forces at Sukma and Bijapur. Group of 50-60 jawans of the Central and State forces could be trained for 3-5 days so that they can co-ordinate at the village-level. The senior officers should be stationed at the places near the jawans postings.

Chief Minister said that all the agencies of the Central Government and State are working in co-ordination to implement the development projects. There is clear co-ordination between Central and State forces. He said sense of security among the villagers should be increased. Social welfare development schemes should be implemented at a faster pace. Livelihood colleges skills' development projects had yielded positive results in employing youth. The Education City -based at  Dantewada and Sukma are providing employment-oriented skills apart from primary -higher secondary education. Education, health, drinking water facilities, irrigation, telecom network, roads and electricity facilities are being developed at a brisk pace.

Dr. Raman Singh condemned the dastardly killings of C.R.P.F. jawans and innocent civilians by Naxalites in Sukma. The Left-wing Extremists are fast losing hold on the innocent masses due to the various welfare projects being implemented in the backward districts. The morale of forces is high and the entire society will eliminate Naxalism soon. The forces should increase the circle of 'area domination'.   The forces should keep abreast of the activities of the Naxalites and their informers to keep Maoism under check and then eliminate it.