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Security situation better: Rajnath

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New Delhi || The security situation in the country, including in Jammu and Kashmir and Naxal-hit areas, has improved considerably, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today.

Rajnath Singh made the remark at an inter-ministerial meeting, convened to discuss developmental issues in Jammu and Kashmir, Left wing extremism-affected states and the north-east region.

Rajnath said the overall security situation in the country had shown considerable improvement, an official statement said.

He said the Left-wing terrorism situation was under control and it was made possible due to the efforts of security forces and developmental initiatives.

He said it’s time to move forward with speed on the developmental front.

The meeting reviewed improvement in the education infrastructure with the opening of additional Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas and Kendriya Vidyalayas, opening of additional girls hostels and upgrade of schools in the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan and extension of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan to all affected districts.

Provision of solar pumps, lamps and street lights in Naxalism-affected districts, improvement of communication infrastructure in the north-east, J&K, particularly the Ladakh region, and Lakshadweep was also discussed.

Strengthening of the education infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir was discussed at length.

Those who attended the meeting included Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha among others. — PTI