- Left Wing Extremism
- Combating LWE
- Question & Answers
- Development Schemes in Naxal Affected Districts
- The Central Government is planning to remove 20 of the 106 Maoist-affected districts that are part of the Red Corridor.
- The Government started assessing these districts two years back on the basis of certain parameters and started the exercise of redrawing the Red Corridor.
- This assessment is being done for the first time since 2006.
- The features were:
- Violence Profile.
- Support received by the Maoists by their sympathizers.
- Positive impact of developmental works.
What is Red Corridor?
- It is the area which is under the influence of Left Wing Extremists (LWE) or Maoists.
- It is spread across 10 states- Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal.
- It also includes some northern fringes of Tamil Nadu.
- The armed cadre of CPI (Maoists), which control these areas suffer from immense illiteracy, poverty and over population in Modern India.
- These districts were first classified according to their violence profile in 2006.
- 44 of the 106 districts are the worst affected.
- It is feared that once taken off the list, these districts will not get financial aid for developmental works from the government. (Rs. 30 crore annually).
Impediments in curbing Naxalism
- Nature of security forces deployed in Red Corridor.
- Their combat strategy.
- Lack of coordination in sharing of intelligence inputs between the Centre and the States.
- Lack of a National Policy.
How Naxalism can be tackled?