Dantewada to get Rs.50 crore for development

Last Updated: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 09:20 hrs

Raipur, Oct 15 (IANS) Chhattisgarh will invest Rs.50 crore in Maoist-hit Dantewada district to improve infrastructure of the region, an official said Monday.

Chief Minister Raman Singh, who is celebrating his 60th birthday Monday, will visit Dantewada Tuesday to lay foundation stones for a series of development works costing a total of Rs.50 crore, the official said.

Raman Singh will also offer prayer at the historic Maa Danteshwari temple in Dantewada town, headquarters of the district, on the occasion of the beginning of 'Shardiya Navratri' Oct 16.

The mineral-rich and tribal dominated Dantewada is tagged as the hotbed of the Maoist activity since the late 1980s and the district has witnessed a string of deadly attacks since 2005, including the massacre of 76 policemen in a single attack in April 2010.

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