• search

High alert in Maharashtra after Dantewada Naxal attack: CM

Written by: Staff
|

Nagpur, Mar 1 (UNI) Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh today said a high alert was sounded in the state following yesterday's incident in Chhattishgarh's Dantewada in which 50 villagers were killed in a powerful landmine explosion and many others taken hostages.

Talking to newspersons, Mr Deshmukh, who arrived here today to attend the marriage of Union Non-conventional Energy Sources Minister Vilas Muttamwar's daughter, said authorities have been instructed to take all steps to thwart any attempt of the extremists.

Mr Deshmukh said the extremists were more active in the districts of Gondia, Bhandara, Chandrapur and Gadchiroli.

He said, ''Our jawans have been protecting the lives of tribals living in forests while the Naxals are trying to stall rural developmental works like road construction. Our jawans have been killed while fighting the Naxals.'' To a query on suicide by farmers, the Chief Minister said the Government has decided to extend financial help to the families of farmers who had committed suicide between 2001 and 2006. A total of 300 such families are in Vidarbha, he said.

He said Rs 727 crore, out of the special package of Rs 777 crore announced during the Winter Session of the State Legislature in 2004 for development of Vidarbha, have already been spent on developmental works and the rest would be released before March end this year.

UNI NNG MAZ MSJ PC1710

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more