Chhattisgarh spends Rs.1,200 crore on roads in Maoist areasBy IANS
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
RAIPUR - Chhattisgarh, one of the worst Leftist insurgency-hit states of India, has spent a whopping Rs.1,223 crore for creating a road network since 2003-04 in areas hit by Maoist militancy, a senior minister told the state assembly Tuesday.
Public Works Department Minister Brijmohan Agrawal informed the house in a written reply to Leader of Opposition Ravindra Choubey that a little over Rs.1,223 crore was spent since 2003-04 for road infrastructure in Maoist-affected areas.
He stated that 395 road works had been completed while construction works were underway on another 101 roads.
The minister added that Rs.1,063 crore was made available by the state government while the rest of the amount was provided by the central government.