Baripada, August 8 Tribal of Mauyrbhanj district are being neglected by the government as a result of which they are extending their supports to maoists, former minister Droupadi Murmu here said Wednesday.
The Maoists are solving tribal problem and taking care of their interest which the local administration is not able to do, she said.
Chadipahadi, Sergada, and Ladho area of the districts are known for Maoists activities. Similarly Maoists are also active in Bangriposi, Karanjia, Bisoi, Josipur and Jharpokhria, Murmu who is representing the Rairangpur constituency in the state legislative assembly said.
Even years after independence tribal are being deprived of their right. We are not able to provide them basic service.
Visit villages like Sargada, Chadhaipahadi, Gorumahisani located in the Similipal reserve forest hardly you will see any kind of development, she said. Some local representatives, government officials and contractors are swindling away all the money meant for poor, she said.
There are no improvements in road, health; education and water supply. Hundreds of projects have been sanctioned for the development of the tribal belts but unfortunately nothing is visible, she said.