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In Bastar, now there is no panic like earlier, development has begun


(Editors Note: In April this year, the Home Ministry had removed the names of 44 districts from the Left-wing extremist districts, it was a signal that Maoist influence has reduced in the country, it is the result of such a multi-pronged strategy. Under which efforts are being made to bring the locals away from the Maoist ideology through aggressive security and continuous development. However, when these Maoists are in Maoist-hit areas The threat is still hidden in the forests - the losers are desperate to wounded and overturned. In the Maoists 'stronghold, the development of development works just below the extremists' nose is the real challenge in the administration. Then what is the real situation on the ground? Firstpost reporter Devbrat Ghosh is going to see this in Maoist bastion of Bastar in Chhattisgarh. Bastar left most of extremist extremism The Maoists have done their biggest attacks in this series. In this series we will see how the villages have changed here, how eager the villages are, and these are not the names of the end. How many threats the administration and the security forces face in the campaign to increase development work among the Maoists who take them.)

Deobrut Ghosh

The evening was seven and a quarter seven. In the dawn of the evening, the Darbha valley of Bastar began to look surreal and divine. But my heart was beating fast. Jagdalpur was still 38 kilometers away. According to the experience of reporting in this area, it was dangerous to stay here for reporting after sunset.

The terrible silence passed around, the forest in the dark, there is no populist population far and wide, telling the mobile outside of the coverage area ... it was all making sense to realize that it is not okay to undergo such Maoist area. .

My driver Umashankar, sitting in the cab, was the only model of life on that black and empty road. Just a few moments ago we left the Jhiram Valley. The memories of this valley were not good at all. In May 2013, in the bloody attack of Maoists, 31 people, including many Congress leaders, were killed in this area. I asked the driver in a hurry to reach Jagdalpur- How long will it take to reach While asking this, I tried my best not to see my fear. I tried my best to hide my fear, but driver Umashankar read my fear like an open book and came straight to the point and said, 'Sir, now there is no panic earlier. Today you can visit the cities like Dantewada, Sukma or Kanker anytime. Now the roads are also good, there will be no problem sir. '

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Bastar is regarded as the center of extremist extremism
Bastar is actually the area inhabited by several tribal groups with different dialects. It has been considered the center of extremism of the Left. Their attacks on the security forces have also been terrible. Their public advocates, who make quick decisions, are notorious for their vandalism. In these courts, everyone knows about what happens to the police informers. The motive is that only because of the open punishment, people are so scared that no one ever calls them off.

Bastar of Chhattisgarh was once the largest district of the country. Later, it was divided into 7 separate districts, to enable the administration to run smoothly. Even today, Bastar division (total area 39,117 sq km), Kerala (38,863 square kilometers) is bigger in the area than many states.
Bastar Since the Maoist went into the lap of terror, he has taken possession of every identity of this area. In return, this area has lost so much precious things. We lost the people of this area, we also lost our hands in a wonderful culture played in the lap of nature. In addition, we have lost all kinds of natural resources and precious minerals, which are littered in this area.

Although now it was a matter of the past, but I remember that same bastar. Umashankar's say was correct. In 2013, I went to Bastar for the last time. Then and in today's Bastar there is a difference in land and space. Well, we reached Jagdalpur without any unpleasant incident throughout the hour. A big surprise was waiting for us here. Jagdalpur city, which is the headquarters of Bastar district, was bathed in light of 8 pm. Food-shop shops, ice cream parlors, tea shops and department stores were full of people. People later told me that there is a similar kind of humiliation till 11 o'clock in the night.

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Despite the fear, people learned to live life in some areas of Bastar
Some years ago, such a lively Bastar could not even think about it. Although the evening was very faint and it did not feel that the Maoism had been eliminated in Bastar. But so much the idea could have been imposed that despite the fear of the Maoists, people have learned to live life in certain areas of Bastar.

The development work done by the central and state governments on the war-footing has started to result. Under this, the security forces take any area in their surroundings and the work of infrastructure or structural construction is done by the administration. In this way, the plan to throw the Maoists on the margins eventually came to an end. As a result, Maoists have always been the stronghold of the Maoists. This area is slowly but rightly now shrinking.

Explain that this fast, organized and robust growth was started in 2011 by the then Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh of the then UPA Government. In the same year in August of that year, the CRPF had made a tremendous attack on the Maoists in the Saranda area of ​​Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. For the first time that year, about a decade later, the tricolor was hoisted in Saranda.

Jairam Ramesh has indeed taken the palm that the success of the security forces can be done to prove the stability of the situation after this incident. The result came out as a Saranda Development Plan. The same scheme got security cover for Sarna area, which proved to be a strong shield against the Maoists. Because of this security, the Center, the State and the district administration could develop it here, whose lack of understanding was mainly due to tribal Vasinde here. So far, the people of this region were deprived of this development due to the indifference of the state governments and the fear of Maoism.

Narendra Modi's government raised the responsibility of Saranda Development Model itself
Since Jairam Ramesh was himself involved in this work, the SDP ie the Sarna Development Project initially hoped some expectations. However, due to administrative shortcomings, the scheme was subsequently split during the remaining UPA regime. Later, the Narendra Modi government took up the responsibility of the Saranda Development Model, did a tremendous job. Modi's government increased the operation of the security forces tremendously against the Maoists. These operations proved to be more successful than P Chidambaram's 'Operation Green Hunt', then Home Minister of that time.

During the UPA, there was a lot of discussion about the success of Green Hunt. On the other hand, in the areas which were free-zone, where there was no fear of panic, the development work was started very fast. The message given to tribals of those areas was clear- choose one of the sweetness of Maoism and the sweetness of development. Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said in his written reply to the Lok Sabha in March 2018: "The government has taken steps to protect against the leftist terrorists, steps should be taken to ensure safety, development work and local people The work will be done to give their rights and entitlements. As the geographical expansion of the Maoists has decreased and the incidence of violence has decreased, it can be said that due to this policy, the overall level of security has been very good. Obviously this has also accelerated development work.

But Bastar's picture is completely different from Saranda. It is a matter of work of development in a village free from the horror of Maoism. And the work of infrastructure in a village fearing terror is a different thing. In these villages, both government employees and villagers are afraid of leftist terror. This is the situation in the villages of seven districts of Bastar, which are still considered to be the stronghold of Maoist insurgency. Apart from this, it is also in the official list of 7 districts, ambitious districts of the country. Perhaps this is why the road connecting Jagdalpur with districts of Dantewada, Sukma, Bijapur, Kondagaon, Kanker and Narayanpur with Maoism has a special meaning.

Roads played an important role in connecting people here with mainstream
As I went further into these areas for the next 10 days, I noticed that the roads built in these areas have played the most important role in connecting people here with mainstream. The journey of development to the villages where the Maoists are in the strongholds is possible only through these roads. The roads did not do this, provided the tribals with essential things, such as hospitals, administration, school-college and market.

This is the road, which has increased the confidence of the people here so that they can now come to the villages having defenseless Maoism-affected villages. Of course, the biggest threat to the Maoists is not only with the security forces' rifle, but they are new roads which provide alternatives and opportunities to local tribesmen.

However, the country has to pay a huge price for constructing roads in such areas of terror. Many CRPF jawans, policemen and people engaged in the construction work in making them, the Maoists have targeted their bullets. In the memory of the soldiers of the CRPF who went to protect these roads, a martyr memory gate has been built on Bijapur-Basaguda road in Bijapur district, which is also known for the bitter realignment of roads in the Bastar region. Offers.

Bastar commissioner Dilip Vasnikar told the FirstPost: "In the last 5 years, the entire development work in the Bastar division has been done very fast and the result of this is that the Maoists have gone a long way in these areas. You will find that the dhabas on the side of roads are open in the night, without any fear. Our children are going to civil services, passing the IIT examinations. And now Bastar has also been connected with rail and air traffic. "

New roads for thousands of kilometers under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana
In the last 5 years, 3,998 kilometers of roads were built under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna. Vasanikar explains, 'The roads have been constructed at the record level under this scheme. Today, 8,588 km long roads have been made to connect the district headquarters to the villages in Bastar division. This is one of the biggest achievements of this government. Through these roads, the daily needs of the tribal village people here are also better served than before. '

Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had announced in Raipur in January 2015 that under the RRP, ie road safety scheme, the government will construct 7,294 km of roads in Naxal-affected areas. These are important roads, which will work to connect badly affected areas with Naxalism, such as the road connecting Dantewada and Sukma. According to an official of the CRPF, under the RRP, the construction of 451-km long roads of 14 national highways (National Highways) in the security of CRPF in Bastar was completed, out of which 244 kilometer long road has been completed.


Traveling through these areas, apart from the good roads, things also attract attention. On both sides of the road, new educational institutions, hospitals, primary health centers are seen and government efforts are seen to be coloring. In addition to the plans of the Center, development schemes of Chhattisgarh government are also working. In the area of ​​Bastar, in the last 5 years, the state government opened 9 new government colleges. These include engineering and medical colleges. Apart from this, two Government Hospitals, 101 Ayurvedic Hospitals, 140 Ayush Centers, 8 Primary Health Centers, 13 Sub-Health Centers, 41 Higher Secondary Schools and 58 High Schools have been opened. Free coaching centers for the skill development center, a nursing training college, civil services, IIT and other competitive examinations have also been opened by the government.

In the last 5 years, new bank has opened in Bastar, has improved mobile connectivity
The report of a major bank shows that 112 new branches and 115 ATMs of banks have been opened in the Bastar division from the year 2013 through to 2018. Over a decade ago, mobile connectivity in Bastar was like a nightmare. It was difficult for the police and the security forces to run the operation even in difficult terrain due to difficulties running mobile. To improve mobile connectivity, 225 new mobile towers were installed. Talking to a mobile without having connection here for an outsider is still almost impossible. Especially when you are traveling.

D. M. Awasthi, head of anti-Naxal campaign in Chhattisgarh, says, "Despite the blockades, the work of development in the Naxal-affected areas is going on fast. Especially due to the roads, we are getting help in retreating the Naxalites. And now, the attitude towards the development of people is also changing.

Ramesh Nayyar, senior journalist from Raipur, says, "Through the government's education scheme" effort "has helped in educating a large number of tribal children. Schools, colleges and professional institutions have been opened in tribal areas which were notorious for Naxalism. With these efforts children's interest in reading tribal areas has also increased greatly. Maoists burnt schools in these areas. I hope that the teachers who left school because of the Maoist terror, they will all return after seeing the roads and development. '


Both Dilip Vasinkar and D.M. Awasthi attribute this development to former Chief Secretary of State Vivek Dhand, who recently retired from this post. D. M. Awasthi said that like the CEO of the state, Vivek Dhand gave direction to all the development plans in the area of ​​Bastar. To take stock of construction work, he used to contact contractors directly and motivate those who work in these projects.

Vasinkar believes that since Dhand Sahab has been a Commissioner of the area of ​​Bastar, he is aware of the forts of this entire division. In the last three and a half years, from the road to the opening of new institutions in this area, he has been taking stock of all the development work.

Maoists could not join Bastar rail due to panic, ignoring
For decades, due to many reasons such as the rugged terrain of Bastar, the Maoist terror and the ignorance of politicians, this area could not be linked to the rail. There was only one way to reach Bastar or to get there, sick roads there. Now there is a rail route from Jagdalpur to Visakhapatnam, two more rail routes are open, both from Jagdalpur and Dalli-Rajhara, to Bhanupratappur. Opening of this rail route will prove to be a blessing for the locals. A senior official of the South-Central Central Railway said, "350-km long track between Dalli-Rajhara and Rawghat is being constructed. Despite this, 60 km of this route has been completed, as opposed to the leftist militants. Trains are also running on this small path. We will soon complete the work till Raughat. Three companies of CRPF have been engaged in the security of railway track and are also protecting railway workers and machines.
He further said, 'There is a route from Durg to Dalli-Rajahara to carry iron mineral. Durga is already connected from Raipur. Gradually, for the passenger trains, we will complete the complete line via Raipur to Jagdalpur via Via Dalli-Rajahara. '

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'In the last 4-5 years, the growth that has happened here, it has not been in the last 30 years'
Dhananjay Devangan, collector of Bastar, says, "There will be huge employment opportunities from the Nagar Nair Steel Plant. At the same time, local level financial system will also be strengthened by this plant. Jagdalpur's businessman Lakhan Saw says that 'the development that has happened in the last 4-5 years, it has not been in the last 30 years. Bastar is changing. '

Yes, Bastar is changing now. For the first time, the Maoists are being pushed back, the security forces are constantly tasting success, the administration is connecting the villages for the first time with the network of roads and tribals are seeing their needs for the first time. In my next report, I will tell you that connecting with the outer world, how the people of Bastar are changing lives.

In my next report, I will take you to Palanar, which is a small village of Dantewada. The same Dantewada, which has been a tremendous force for the Maoists. Until a few days ago, if any villager had to go to work outside the village, he had to take permission from the Maoists. Someone outside could not come to the village without his command. But now it is not so. When I reached Palnar, I saw that some children of the village are watching the National Geographic Channel on a large LED screen. Yes ... Palanar village is changing.

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Vikas Yatra 2018: Bastar no longer will be dark: Dr. Raman Singh: Chief Minister inaugurated 125 development works of 64.43 crore in Antagarh and Bhumi Pujan


Blessings given to newly married 247 couples

10 thousand 671 beneficiaries of material and assistance amount distributed

Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh arrived at Antagarh in Kanker district during the statewide development tour. While addressing the general body organized here, the Chief Minister said that Bastar is now getting exposed. Electricity is going to every village, mela and every house. Now darkness will not be here. He said that road connectivity, electricity and internet connectivity in Bastar is being increased. Bastar is now also connecting with air connectivity. Rail connectivity is also being increased. Rail has already reached Bhanupratappur, by the end of 2019, the railways will also reach Antagarh. Dr. Singh said that besides this, many works of education including school, college, ITI, school of attainment have been done in this area and in the last 15 years, the task of pursuing people in all areas has been done by the Government of Chhattisgarh. is.

       Recalling the occasion, the Chief Minister recalled Shri Ram Prasad Pottai, the martyr landlord of Parelk, Shri Ballal Singh, Principal Shaheed Bhumkal, Shri Gondidhur, Pandit Vishnu Prasad, and a member of the Constituent Assembly on this occasion, saying that these great men are proud of the nation and the world along with Chhattisgarh. The Chief Minister blessed the 247 newly married couples in the couple's relationship with the Chief Minister Kanya Vivah Yojna in Antagarh and wished for his happy life. On the occasion, the Chief Minister handed over the development work of about Rs. 64 crores. Out of these works, he inaugurated 18 development works of nearly Rs. 3 crore and laid foundation stones of 107 development works of Rs. 60 crore 44 lakhs. He organized 1100 cycle, 344 tool kit and 32 sewing machines on behalf of the Department of Labor, under the Prime Minister Ujjwala scheme, 100 connections to the beneficiaries of the kitchen connections, 7871 population lease and 185 forest rights lease, Department of Agriculture from the Department of Revenue. On behalf of 590 farmers, seed mini kit, 90 flying fishermen to farmers, 31 cycle by forest department and distribution of 30 mini rice mill through tribal development department

The Chief Minister said that after receiving blessings from Mai Danteshwari, they have come out on this journey from Dantewada to seek the blessings of the people. He said that this development journey is incomplete without the public's blessings. He said that earlier farmers were seen drowning in the water before buying paddy, but his government not only bought rice for farmers, but also gave bonus for paddy. The State Government is distributing paddy bonuses worth 1700 crores this year. Along with this, bonus amount of Rs. 700 crores is also being distributed to the forest dwellers to the Tandupta collector. He said that in 2003, the standard Bora collection rate of the Tandupatra was only Rs 400, which has been fixed by the government from time to time and now Rs 2500 per standard sack has been fixed. The Chief Minister said that the country's first Food Safety Act has been enforced in the state and rice is being made available to poor families only one rupee per kg. Five kg of gram grains and free salt are also being provided to poor families.

      The Chief Minister said that the government was concerned about the treatment of poor families. Under the Chief Minister's Health Protection Scheme, all the families of the state are being provided treatment upto Rs 50 thousand. The Chief Minister said that the ration card and smart card are two revolutionary steps of the state government. The ration card arranged for people's well-fed food and arranged for their treatment with a smart card. The Chief Minister said that electrification work is being planned for removing dark from 6 lakh 40 thousand houses in the state. He said that no house will remain in the dark for the next four to five months and every electrification will be done in 100% households till every para mohalla.

       The Chief Minister said that Ujjwala scheme is a very big scheme for women, in this scheme, the LPG connections are being given to the poor families of women at the registration fee of Rs.200. He said that the dream of a poor house of the poor is also being fulfilled from the Prime Minister's house.

       The Chief Minister said that there was an atmosphere of terror and terror in this region and after 5 o'clock the market was closed, but now this is not the situation. Describing the Ayushman Bharat scheme as a big scheme, the Chief Minister said that it would be possible to treat serious diseases. In this, the poor families will get assistance of Rs 5 lakh for treatment. He said that internet connectivity is being increased in this area at a cost of about Rs 3000 crores through Bharat Net and Bastar Net. In the information revolution plan, now 50 lakh smartphones will be distributed free of cost, making life easier.

    Lok Sabha MP Mr. Vikram Nand and MLA Shri Bhojraj Nag also addressed the meeting. On this occasion, the Minister of Incharge and Minister in charge of Kanker district, Mr. Mahesh Gagra, Minister of Tribal Welfare, Shri Kedar Kashyap, District Panchayat President, Smt. Subhadra Salaam, Mr. Mantaram Kashyap, Commissioner Shri Dilip Vasanikar, IG Shri Vivekanand, Collector Mr. Toman Singh Sonawani, SP Shri K.L. Dhruv, including many public representatives, officers and employees and a large number of villagers were present.

 




The bodies of Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh and Border areas of Maharashtra were recovered yesterday.


16 Maoists were killed when police jugal are 60 Maoists. The police department seized the state-of-the-art aqueduct, in which two leaders of Sai Nath and Sreenivas were killed. Srinivas was killed by 25 lakh from Chhattisgarh and 25 lakh from maharastra Maoist was a reward of 20 lakhs, from Telangana. with a reward of 70 lakhs, which was a reward of 20 lakh rupees. Central committee welcomed by the police anti-Naxal Squad members congratulate Superintendent of Police Abhinav Deshmukh    
                           
                                            
 
 



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