20th Meeting of Eastern Zonal Council held at Kolkata
Eastern Zonal Council: Comprises of States of Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal. The 20th meeting of Eastern Zonal Council recently held in Kolkata. The meeting was chaired by Shri Sushilkumar Shinde, Union Home Minister.
Several key issues discussed amongst the participating states included: domestic security, trouble of naxalism, communal harmony, security on the national highways, utilization and allotment of coal and other natural resources, allocation of land for CRPF to set up battalion camping sites, issues linked to police administration, border area improvement program, beefing up of vigilance establishment in the states to deal with corruption, issues concerning to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, etc.