Naveen demands Rs 1000 crore post-flood relief
Chief Minister too had a long discussion with P Chidambaram regarding the Maoist problem in the state. Naveen has once again pleaded with Chidambaram that the Integrated Action Plan to tackle naxal problem should be extended to five more districts,namely, Ganjam, Bargarh, Nayagarh, Dhenkanal and Jajpur. Chidambaram informed Naveen that the centre has already included Ganjam, Nayagarh and jajpur in the action plan and would provide security related funds for four districts,namely, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Bolangir and Bargarh. Chifambaram has assured Naveen that union home ministry will soon provide one more battalion of CRPF forces to be stationed in sensitive areas while it would take two to three months to send one more batallion of BSF forces. However, the centre would soon despatch two MI-17 helicopters for Maoist related operations.
Chief Minister had meetings with the Union Rural Development and Agriculture ministers.