27 January 2020
Malkangiri: In wake of the public-Maoists conflict at Janturai village under Jodamba gram panchayat in Chitrakonda block of Malkangiri district, the local administration has decided to support the villagers by developing the area as a model village.
Reportedly, for the first time ever a Collector of Malkangiri visited Hantalguda village situated in the remote area of the district and interacted with the villagers who had taken shelter there.
Collector Manish Agarwal, who was accompanied by SP Khilari Rishikesh Dnyandeo, after hearing petitions of the villagers informed that in order to compensate for their loss, steps are being taken to provide Biju Pucca Ghar to each villager along with food and clothes.
In order to provide immediate relief and rehabilitation, some funds have been released from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (CMRF). There is a proposal to develop the area as a model village with all facilities available which will help in building the trust of the villagers.
Agarwal further informed that the villagers have shown a positive response to the development initiatives. They want their village to be developed and have expressed their interest to receive the immediate support provided by the district administration.
SP Khilari said that adequate security has been provided to the villagers and the district administration is taking steps for their development. He ensured that the villagers will face no issue in terms of security.
It is worthwhile to mention that the villagers had taken shelter at the BSF camp after killing a Maoist and injuring another on late Saturday night following a face-off over the construction of a road.
Yesterday morning, a group of suspected Maoists had gutted down several houses in the village as revenge for the death of party cadre and arrest of another. Maoist cadre Adma, a member of the Gumma area committee, had been stoned to death by the villagers on late Saturday night while another Maoist Jipro, area commander of Nandapur area committee, was severely injured after a face-off over the construction of a road.