Wednesday, July 14, 2010

[ZESTCaste] Naxal-hit villages declared Ambedkar villages

Naxal-hit villages declared Ambedkar villages
HT Correspondent/Hasan, Hindustan Times
July 14, 2010First Published: 10:17 IST(14/7/2010)
Last Updated: 10:19 IST(14/7/2010)

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Monday directed the officers
to declare all Naxal-affected villages as "Ambedkar villages".
Mayawati said that developmental activities should be speeded up in
these villages. Mayawati said basic facilities like health, education,
road, electricity, drinking water, distribution of pattas and dgrains
should be taken up on priority in all Naxal affected districts.

The Chief Minister issued these instructions after a meeting of
division commissioners and other senior officers attended by Cabinet
Secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh, Chief Secretary AK Gupta, additional
cabinet secretary Netram, Principal secretary (Information) VS Pandey
and Principal Secretary (Home) Kunwar Fatehbahadur.

Laying stress on improvement in law and order situation in three
Naxal-affected districts- Chandauli, Sonebhadra and Mirzapur, Mayawati
said work on the approved schemes should start without further delay.
She said no objection certificate from forest department or from the
central government should be obtained to roll out other pending

Mayawati said that SDMs would be responsible for removal of
encroachment from the land allotted to scheduled caste and scheduled

Instructions have also been issued for the allotment of housing and
agriculture land to SC/ST and other deserving people in the villages.
She said FIR should be filed against the land grabbers in the

In order to improve consolidation work, Mayawati has directed for the
constitution of a committee to chalk out an action plan. On food
adulteration front the chief minister said drive against the
adulterators should be intensified. She said sale of spurious drugs
would not be tolerated. She also laid stress on supply of seeds and
fertilizers to farmers in time.


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