India’s paramilitary forces organise digital classes in naxal affected areas

Twitter/Moses Dhinakaran

  • The Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF) has opened computer classes for teachers and students in the naxal areas of Chhattisgarh, Injiram and Sukma.
  • It launched the first mobile phone tower in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh.
  • CRPF has over 300,000 personnel, including several employed in conflicted or naxal areas.
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is organising computer classes for school teachers and students naxal affected areas. They want to bring these remote areas into the digital era and have already initiated such activities in Chhattisgarh, Injiram and Sukma.

In July, it had also launched the first mobile phone tower in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh. It also enabled internet facilities, and provided computers to students--a move which was well appreciated by its residents.

“Padhega Bastar, tabhi toh badhega Bastar (Education in Bastar will lead to development),” Moses Dhinakaran, Directorate General of CRPF tweeted. The Bastar district in Chhattisgarh is prone to Maoist activities.


The paramilitary forces have been stepping up efforts to establish digital services in remote naxal areas. It recently provided smart TVs and DTH connections to a girls hostel in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh.

The CRPF has deployed over 300,000 personnel, including several employed in conflicted or naxal areas of the country such as Bastar and Jammu and Kashmir.


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