To ensure a peaceful and joyous Christmas, elaborate security arrangements have been made in the communally sensitive district of Kandhamal.
Forty platoons of security personnel, of which 31 Armed and special police officers have been deployed in different areas of the
district. Under one Additional Superintendent of Police, 130 Inspectors, nine Sub-Inspectors and Assistant Sub-Inspectors have also been pressed into action.
Temporary check posts have been erected in all the entry and exit points to and from the district and vehicles are being checked. Flag march by security personnel is also being done in the susceptible areas like G.Udaygiri, Raikia and Phulbani.