The Centre on Friday has said that security situation in the landlocked North-eastern region has improved.
Chairing a meeting to discuss development issues regarding the left wing extremism affected states, Jammu & Kashmir, North-eastern States and the Union Territories, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, “Overall security situation in Maoists affected states and North-eastern States has improved; now it is time to move forward on development.”
The Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State for Communications (I/C) and Railways Manoj Sinha and MoS (Home) Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, along with Secretaries and other Senior Officers of the Ministries were present at the meeting.
The Home Minister said that the overall security situation in the country has shown considerable improvement.
“LWE situation is well under control and this has been possible due to the efforts of the Security Forces and the development initiatives undertaken by both the Centre and the States. It is time to move forward with speed on the development front,” he added.
Improvement of communication infrastructure in the North-East, Jammu & Kashmir (particularly Ladakh Region) and Lakshadweep was discussed. Strengthening of education infrastructure in J&K was also discussed at length.