Home Minister reviews implementation of development schemes in naxal affected areas

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New Delhi, May 28 : Union Home Minister Shivraj V. Patil today reviewed the implementation of various development schemes in naxal-affected districts.

The meeting lasting over two hours and it was attended by senior officers from Ministries of Rural Development, Power, Telecommunications, Health and Family Welfare, Agriculture, Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj.

Patil emphasized the importance of faster development in the naxal-affected districts as part of the holistic approach to take the fruits of development to the people.

He urged the implementing Departments to identify area specific solutions, keeping in view the problems of difficulty of terrain and accessibility of some of the locations.

The officials from different ministries briefed the Home Minister on the implementation of different schemes including National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna, Indira Awas Yojna.

Patil was also informed about the status of Power and Telecommunications connectivity in the Naxal affected areas.

The Minister of State for Home Affairs Sriprakash Jaiswal, Union Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta and Senior MHA officials were also present in the meeting.

ANI

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