Raipur, March 16: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said that effective and good governance will spell the death-knell of Naxalism and terrorism. Chief Minister addressed '' Counter-Terrorism'' conference held in New Delhi through video-conferencing from his official residence here on Wednesday.
Chief Minister while addressing the Conference said that naxalism and terrorism are two sides of the same coin. The main target of Naxalites is to weaken the administrative system based on democratic aspirations and loot the society by spreading terror. The mask on the faces of 'messiahs of the poor' had been unveiled and their true faces had been exposed. The Left-Wing Terrorists had destroyed education, health, roads and communications links in the far-flung regions of Bastar.
He added that new chapters of development are being written with the people's participation in the development parameters. The State Government had been implementing social welfare schemes, development works and focus is on the law order front. He threw light on the State policy on naxalites in general and in Bastar division in particular. The Left-Wing Extremism had been brought to an end in Surguja division. The authorities are working on the socio-economic front in Bastar division and the results will be known soon.
The Union Government had been co-operating in all its endeavours. The common citizens are averse to naxalism. The network of roads, rail, communications and electricity are being expanded at a brisk pace. Education, health and skills' up-gradation facilities had been provided to the citizens, Singh added.
There were 16 districts in the year 2000 when the new State had been carved out and now there are 27 districts. Roads' network worth Rs 6, 000 crore are being laid in the remote regions. There are about 7000 children studying in the Education City in Dantewada district. Additional funds of Rs 200 crore for Dantewada and Rs 400 crore for Korba had been allocated under the PM Modi's District Minerals' Trust Project. It had created a positive environment in the regions, CM said.