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     Ambikapur, February 25, 2009: The terror of Maoists have failed to deter the Chhattisgarh government from reaching out to the sensitive areas of the state and led by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh many a Minister are on tour of those areas.

     It is the time for Kisan Mahotsav between February 23 and 28 and the entire government is in the sub urban or even in some cases far interior areas of the state, officials coordinating the Mahotsav told

     Many areas have the presence of the Maoists but that was not being able to deter the Government from reaching out to those areas, the officials said.

     The Chief Minister was leading from the front on that visit and today he visited the naxal infested Sarguja and Korea districts of the state where as other members of the Government visited Dantewada, Bijapur, and Kanker districts, they said.

     Singh participated in Kisan Mahotsavs in naxal hit areas of Patna in Baikunthpur segment of Korea district and Mendrakala village of Ambikapur segment in Sarguja district along with PWD Minister Brij Mohan Agrawal and distributed bonus to farmers, land rights to forest dwellers and cycles to girl students among others.

     The Chief Minister said in reply to the violence unleashed by the Maoists his government will in return carry out large scale developmental works in those affected areas.

     Similarly Parliamentary Secretary Bharat Sai participated in Kisan Mahotsav in naxal hit Bataikela of Pathalgaon segment and Bazardand of Jashpur segment in Jashpur district.

     In Korar and Charama villages of Bhanupratappur segment of Kanker district Forest Minister Vikram Usendi distributed bonus and cycles among others in such functions where as in similar naxal infested areas like in Kuakonda of Dantewada district local BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi and in Bhopalpatnam of Bijapur district Mahesh Gagada, MLA, had participated.

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