January 26, 2020 14:32 IST

Naxal violence declined in C’garh due to vigilant cops: Guv    Raipur, Jan 26 (PTI) Chhattisgarh Governor AnusuiyaUikey on Sunday said that Naxal violence and other crimes havedeclined in the state due to vigilant police force and severalinitiatives in justice delivery.    In her Republic Day address to the state at the PoliceParade grounds here, Uikey also hailed the government’sthree-pronged strategy of “trust, development and security” toimprove the law and order situation in the state.    “Vigilant police force and justice deliveryinitiatives have resulted in reduction of Naxal violence andother offences. The Naxal rehabilitation action plan of thestate has been made more attractive,” she said.    “With its three-tier strategy of trust, developmentand security, the state government has improved the law andorder situation in the state. Several steps like giving weeklyoffs and response allowance to police force have boosted theirmorale,” she said.    Besides, public awareness campaign is being run toprevent crimes related to chit funds, human trafficking andcyber crimes.    The state has established a new paradigm of communitypolicing through its initiatives like Janamitra, VillageDefence Committees, Senior Citizen Cell, Women’s Help Desketc, she added.    Lauding various schemes of the state government, thegovernor said, “My government has taken such a new initiativein the last one year, due to which every citizen’s confidenceof getting equal opportunity and justice has gone up.”    The state government is primarily focusedon ensuringrelief to the most backward regions, weakest sections andneedy people of the state.    Returning acquired land of villagers in Lohandiguda(Bastar), hike in remuneration for tendu leaves collection toRs 4000 per standard sacks,reviewing cancelled forest rightsclaims, withdrawing criminal cases against tribals, purchaseof 22 minor forest produce on support price, nutritioncampaign and many other decisions were taken in thisdirection, she said.    The decisions of purchasing paddy at Rs 2,500 perquintal and loan waiver have also encouraged the farmers, sheadded.    “There has been a tremendous expansion of roadinfrastructure in the state. In one year, construction of 28major bridges were completed while 119 are in progress, shesaid.    Earlier, the governor unfurled the tricolour andreceived the guard of honour from the joint parade of thevarious units of security personnel including CRPF, CISF,ITBP, Maharashtra Reserve Police Force and Chhattisgarh ArmedForce, and National Cadet Corps, National Service Scheme,Scout and Guide students at the Parade Ground. PTI TKPNP NP

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