Naxalite continues to be cause of concern: Koda

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Ranchi, Aug 15 (UNI) Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda today said a four-pronged strategy has been worked out to counter naxal problem which continues to be the main cause of concern in the state.

Defence, development, efforts to bring the underground elements to mainstream and political initiation are the policies through which the government wanted to address the problem, Mr Koda said after hoisting the national flag on the occasion of 62nd Independence Day at the historic Morabadi ground here.

He said the government was committed to ensuring safety of people and their property and claimed that to a large extent counter-insurgency operations yielded results.

Central funds meant for police modernisation were largely utilised and after creation of Jharkhand more than 20,000 posts were created in police depaertment, he said adding more than 15,000 police personnel recruited.

On the 34th National games, which the state would host, the chief minister said about 80 per cent of the civil works were completed.

In all the government sanctioned construction of 86 stadium or the mega project.

In Dumka, governor Syed Sibtey Razi unfurled the tricolour and urged the naxals to shun violence.

He said the government besides taking measures to couter the underground elements was also considering to generate jobs.

Mr Razi said the government was required to address core isues like education, health, infrastructure and implementing resettlement and rehabilitation policies.

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