Ministry of Home Affairs

Steady decline in casualties in Naxal attacks

Posted On: 17 JUL 2019 5:41PM by PIB Delhi

There has been a steady decline in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) related violence and geographical spread of LWE influence in the country. The details of LWE related incidents and Security Force personnel martyred in last three years, State-wise, are given below:-   

 

2016

2017

2018

2019(till 15 June)

Incidents

1048

908

833

339

SFs killed

65

75

67

38

           

To combat the LWE menace in a holistic manner, the Government of India has formulated a National Policy and Action Plan in 2015, which envisages a multi-pronged approach comprising security, development and ensuring rights & entitlements of local communities etc.

            MHA is supporting the State Governments extensively by way of deployment of CAPF Battalions, provision of helicopters and UAVs and sanction of India Reserve Battalions (IRBs)/ Special India Reserve Battalions (SIRBs) etc. Funds are provided under Modernisation of Police Force (MPF), Security Related Expenditure (SRE) Scheme and Special Infrastructure Scheme (SIS) for modernization and training of State Police.

Over Rs. 955 crores of funds have been released to the States, under Modernisation of Police Fund, and around Rs. 950 crores for Security Related Expenditure.

The Special Infrastructure Scheme (SIS) is implemented on re-imbursement basis for capacity building of Special Forces and Intelligence Bureaus of the States for LWE operations. The scheme has an overall outlay of Rs 1,006 crores.

            State Police personnel are trained by Army, NSG and Greyhounds of Andhra Pradesh. 16 Counter Insurgency and Anti-Terrorist (CIAT) schools have been established with central funding in 06 LWE affected States.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri G. Kishan Reddy in a written reply to question in the Rajya Sabha today.

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