Ranchi: Encouraged by the enormous success of Operation Anaconda in the worst Naxal-hit Saranda forest area, the CRPF has decided to train the state police in better abilities. At present, 14 districts in the state are considered worst-affected by Naxal menace for which the Union government is making efforts to bring the law and order situation to normal.

In order to bring the districts in the mainstream of development, the Union government is providing an additional Rs 30 crore package under the special EAP scheme aimed at fastening the pace of development in the Naxal-hit areas.

Gaining control on the extremists under the integrated work policy made to fasten development and for eradication of Naxals, is a tough challenge. Though the CRPF and the state police run a combined programme for the eradication of the Naxals, the weaknesses of the police surfaced during the Operation Anaconda while questions were raised on the efficiency of the Inspector General (Operations).

Therefore, inspired by the success of the CRPF at Saranda, Chief Minister Arjun Munda sent a proposal to CRPF Director General Vijay Kumar for training the state police constables which was readily accepted by the latter.

Jairam promises flexible provisions

Union Rural Minister Jairam Ramesh, CM Arjun Munda and CRPF GD Vijay Kumar during a brainstorming session decided to smoothen certain provisions to fasten the pace of development in the Naxal affected regions. Therefore, the village roads will be constructed without any tenders and land acquisition issues and the Forest Department will be given the responsibility for the same.

Ramesh wants to develop the region at the earliest to prevent the area from being grabbed by the Maoists. He has asked the state government to submit a direct project report and has assured that no delay will be made in fulfilling the finances.

Ramesh is expected to visit the place in December.