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Odisha Chief Minister demanded rail connectivity and improvement of banking facilities to Maoists affected areas

New Delhi:26/9/21:Areview meeting on ‘Left-Wing extremism’ under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Amit Shah has commenced at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi on Sunday.

Chief  Ministers of several Naxal-hit states including, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan are present at the meeting. However, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel is not attending the meeting, sources said. The state is being represented by Chhattisgarh Chief Secretary Amitabh Jain and Director General of Police (DGP) DM Awasthi Chief Ministers or their representatives would be apprising the Union Home Minister about the current situation in their states and the progress of developmental projects. According to sources, the meeting is being convened to discuss the Naxal affected areas and their problems. The Union Home Minister will also review the ongoing operations against in Naxal-affected states

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik demanded rail connectivity and improvement of banking facilities to Maoists affected areas in Odisha.

During a review meeting on ‘Left-Wing extremism’ under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the Chief Minister put five proposals to deal with the Maoists in the state.

Patnaik demanded 4-laning of Jeypore-Motu road, rail connectivity in Mao-affected areas, and a special focus on students in Maoist-infested regions so that they can clear exams like NEET, IIT & JEE.

Besides, the Chief Minister demanded the extension of mobile connectivity in southern & western Odisha and the setting up of 448 mobile towers in 6278 villages that lack mobile connectivity and improvement in banking facilities in the Maoist-affected regions.

Chief Ministers of several Naxal-hit states including, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan were present at the meeting.

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