Saranda Action Plan
The Govt has finalized a developmental action plan in Naxal affected districts particularly in eastern India. The ‘Saranda Action Plan’, set by Rural Development Ministry, will be implemented firstly in Jharkhand’s Naxal-hit Saranda district.
As per the plan, instant precedence is to allocate solar lanterns and bicycles, construction of prefab houses for BPL families under the Indira Awas Yojana and bridges with the help of the Army and special water supply – hand pump schemes.
Via the successful ‘Operation Anaconda’, the Police and security forces have recently liberated this thick forest area from the naxals. Naxal held this area for almost 10 years and after Bastar in Chhatisgarh, this was considered the second most key Maoist hub in the nation.