Jagdalpur: District administration reached for the first time in the fierce Naxal affected village Chandameta
Jagdalpur, May 12 (H.S.). Jan Chaupal Samadhan Camp has been organized on Friday in the vulnerable and inaccessible village Chandameta of Darbha development block, situated in the lap of Kanger valley of Bastar district. Where collector Rajat Bansal, Superintendent of Police Jitendra Meena, Director of Kanger Valley National Park Dhamshil Ganveer along with top officials arrived and listened to the problems of the villagers and also gave many gifts on the demand of the villagers. Seeing the district administration for the first time, there was a lot of enthusiasm among the villagers, while the kind and sweet behavior of the officers including the collector showed great happiness among the villagers.
According to the demand of the villagers of Chandameta, the Bastar collector immediately instructed the concerned officer to run the Anganwadi center, health facility. Instructed Panchayat Secretary to prepare ration card and building for distribution of ration, application for old age pension, get ration card. Approval was also given for construction of Devgudi at Patelpara of Chandameta. On the demand of the villagers, the officials also said that soon a mobile tower would be installed in Chandameta. After organizing Jan Chaupal solution camp in Chandameta village, the top officials of the government reached Chandameta, where the villagers were happy to see the presence of the top officer, because for the first time after independence, the camp was organized here and the top officials including Bastar Collector and Superintendent of Police reached Chandameta.
Health Department, Education Department, Forest Department, Revenue Department, Agriculture Department, Creda Department, Electricity Department, Veterinary Department and all the departmental officers listened to the problems of the villagers by putting up a chaupal. During this, loan book, ration card, seeds, fruit plants were distributed to the villagers. As the President of Bastar Red Cross Society, he also distributed hygiene kits and mosquito nets to the villagers.
It is noteworthy that the hills of Chandameta and Chandameta have been considered safe havens of Naxalites. Even if the soldiers reached here, the Naxalites used to cross the mountain and run towards Odisha, this whole area was also known as the crossing point of Naxalites to go to Odisha after the incident in Darbha, Katekalayan area. But now this hill is occupied by the soldiers. From this village, three big Naxalites of Darbha division like Pandu, Kutte, Hidme had the influence and occupation of big Naxalites.
It is to be known that some time back a police camp has been opened here with the efforts of SP Jeetendra Meena. Some 99 percent of the family members living in Patelpara of village Chandameta are in jail in a Naxalite case, or are associated with a Naxal organization. SP Bastar Meena worked with full strategy to free Chandameta from the Naxalites. The road was built up to Kolang. After the camp was opened, the construction of camp on the mountain in Chandameta started. The SP himself kept monitoring it. People of the area used to drink water from Jhiriya, hand pumps were dug for them, solar lights were arranged now.
During this, SDM Aastha Rajput, Vice President of Red Cross Society Alexander Cherian, government officials-employees, public representatives and a large number of surrounding villagers were present.