New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry claimed in the Lok Sabha Tuesday that the number of incidences related to Naxal attacks and also the civilian causalities arising out of the menace have seen a dip in the last three years since 2015.
The response from the government came through a written statement as submitted by the ministry in the Lower House on the issue of Naxal menace in the country. The ministry furnished a list of Naxal attacks and related injuries in all the states in the last three years and the current year.
As per the statement, which was submitted before the Lok Sabha by MoS Hasraj Gangaram Ahir Tuesday, Orissa saw a dip of 12 per cent of incidents related to Naxal attacks in the last three years since 2015. The statement claimed that in 2015 Orissa reported a total of 92 incidents which came down to 81 in 2017, while it was 86 in 2016.
Similarly the report claims that the civilian deaths due to such casualties also dwindled in the last three years. It was reported to be 25 in 2015, 24 in 2016 and 21 in 2017. The ministry claimed at the national level too incidents of Naxal violence have decreased by 20 per cent, while casualties decreased by 34 per cent.
The minister said, “The government has approved the Special Central Assistance Scheme which envisages an outlay of Rs 1000 crore per annum for three years for the 35 worst affected LWE districts to cover gaps in critical infrastructure and services.”